Man “accidentally” downloaded more than 1,000 indecent images of children after marriage problems

Man “accidentally” downloaded more than 1,000 indecent images of children after marriage problems

Man “accidentally” downloaded more than 1,000 indecent images of children after marriage problems

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A MAN “accidentally” down-loaded more than 1,000 indecent images of children after accessing online porn because of problems in his marriage.

Robert John Collier, of Winston Avenue in Poole, admitted 17 charges relating to the level one photographs between March 2010 and December 2011 at Bourne-mouth Magistrates’ Court in January and he was sentenced yesterday.

The court heard that the 46-year-old had turned to internet pornography after the deaths of his mother and stepfather and continued fights with his wife.

Ron Nickless, defending, said: “He clicked on pop-ups (on porn websites) and there has been an immediate download of material straight into his computer, which he had not accessed.”

Mr Nickless said Collier originally told police he had not downloaded the images because he hadn’t realised they were on his hard drive.

“He is extremely devastated and worries about the effect this will have upon him and his family, and the consequences of what will happen, particularly if there is any publicity.”

A pre-sentence report compiled ahead of Collier’s sentencing predicted his chances of re-offending are “one per cent”.

For the charges of making indecent photographs of children aged between eight and 14 years, magistrates sentenced Collier to a three-year community order.

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12:13pm Tue 11 Feb 14

The Liberal says...

Accidentally downloaded indeed. What a joke. He clicked on the things in the first place!
Accidentally downloaded indeed. What a joke. He clicked on the things in the first place! The Liberal
  • Score: 15

1:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

kingstonpaul says...

Wasn't this a bit like the Pete Townsend defence. "downloaded images because I was researching online for a campaign against child ****, m'lud..."
Wasn't this a bit like the Pete Townsend defence. "downloaded images because I was researching online for a campaign against child ****, m'lud..." kingstonpaul
  • Score: 5

2:17pm Tue 11 Feb 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

He's a liar and a peado. There is no way that was an accident
He's a liar and a peado. There is no way that was an accident HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -2

2:28pm Tue 11 Feb 14

smhinto says...

It would be interesting to ask him directly how he managed to do this accidentally.
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The answer of course should make interesting listening!!
It would be interesting to ask him directly how he managed to do this accidentally. . The answer of course should make interesting listening!! smhinto
  • Score: 3

4:51pm Tue 11 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

I am sure it is Rob Nickless not Ron!
I am sure it is Rob Nickless not Ron! suzigirl
  • Score: -1

11:05pm Tue 11 Feb 14

stevobath says...

kingstonpaul wrote:
Wasn't this a bit like the Pete Townsend defence. "downloaded images because I was researching online for a campaign against child ****, m'lud..."
He INFORMED the police what he had done & wasn't nicked. He was quite open about it.
Look at his body of work especially 'Tommy' & his ideas for 'Lifehouse'. He was a victim of child abuse himself & was campaigning AGAINST paedophilia on the internet BEFORE he was investigated & found NOT GUILTY of any crime.
Try reading some FACTS rather than Lurid 'Daily Fail' type headlines.

Sheeple!
[quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: Wasn't this a bit like the Pete Townsend defence. "downloaded images because I was researching online for a campaign against child ****, m'lud..."[/p][/quote]He INFORMED the police what he had done & wasn't nicked. He was quite open about it. Look at his body of work especially 'Tommy' & his ideas for 'Lifehouse'. He was a victim of child abuse himself & was campaigning AGAINST paedophilia on the internet BEFORE he was investigated & found NOT GUILTY of any crime. Try reading some FACTS rather than Lurid 'Daily Fail' type headlines. Sheeple! stevobath
  • Score: -3

11:11pm Tue 11 Feb 14

stevobath says...

Is this guy a relative of Geoffrey Collier, the abuser & rapist who was front page headliner in the ECHO in the early to mid 90's? He was caught after his victim recognised him when she went into the forerunner of 'Cash Converters' in Boscombe, only to see him serving customers in there.
A creep.
Is this guy a relative of Geoffrey Collier, the abuser & rapist who was front page headliner in the ECHO in the early to mid 90's? He was caught after his victim recognised him when she went into the forerunner of 'Cash Converters' in Boscombe, only to see him serving customers in there. A creep. stevobath
  • Score: -5

11:39pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ffjddjd says...

This happened 2 years ago and after he had something very traumatic happen to him and also his parents had passed away, he is now greatly loved man and has many friends he is probably the best dad I could have wished for. So you low life's calling him a pedo should just think again please and shuv off.
This happened 2 years ago and after he had something very traumatic happen to him and also his parents had passed away, he is now greatly loved man and has many friends he is probably the best dad I could have wished for. So you low life's calling him a pedo should just think again please and shuv off. ffjddjd
  • Score: 0

12:09am Wed 12 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

It was an accident.....17 TIMES!!!!!

Also......

The chances are,they won't be "free". He more than likely had a fee to pay somewhere.
It was an accident.....17 TIMES!!!!! Also...... The chances are,they won't be "free". He more than likely had a fee to pay somewhere. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

6:38am Wed 12 Feb 14

retry69 says...

Half a story and certainly half a sentence,it does leave us low life's who choose not to partake in this ever growing pastime ,speechless,almost.
Half a story and certainly half a sentence,it does leave us low life's who choose not to partake in this ever growing pastime ,speechless,almost. retry69
  • Score: 2

1:44pm Wed 12 Feb 14

stevobath says...

ffjddjd wrote:
This happened 2 years ago and after he had something very traumatic happen to him and also his parents had passed away, he is now greatly loved man and has many friends he is probably the best dad I could have wished for. So you low life's calling him a pedo should just think again please and shuv off.
I've had traumas in my life. Lost my parents at a young age but never felt the need to download images of kids.
Dress it up, make excuses but it's PAEDOPHILIA according to our laws.

It must be awful for you & brave to defend him.
Low life's get nicked for downloading filthy pics of innocent kids.
[quote][p][bold]ffjddjd[/bold] wrote: This happened 2 years ago and after he had something very traumatic happen to him and also his parents had passed away, he is now greatly loved man and has many friends he is probably the best dad I could have wished for. So you low life's calling him a pedo should just think again please and shuv off.[/p][/quote]I've had traumas in my life. Lost my parents at a young age but never felt the need to download images of kids. Dress it up, make excuses but it's PAEDOPHILIA according to our laws. It must be awful for you & brave to defend him. Low life's get nicked for downloading filthy pics of innocent kids. stevobath
  • Score: -7

2:17pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Controversial But True says...

Schoolboy error!
Schoolboy error! Controversial But True
  • Score: 8

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