Social worker downloaded child abuse images
A SOCIAL worker who fronted a youth activities project has been spared jail after he admitted downloading abuse images.
Grandfather Ian Sampson, 55, was banned from ever working with children again after Ipswich Crown Court heard he had collected indecent images and videos of children under the age of 10.
The 57 images were found on Sampson’s hard drive by a friend last September. The Suffolk County Council employee was dismissed from his job after he admitted the offence.
Sampson, of Pakefield Street, Lowestoft, was given a 26-week suspended sentence prison sentence when he appeared at court yesterday.
He had previously admitted downloading the material through a file-sharing software programme from his home.
The court heard how the former social worker had asked a friend to build a new computer for him after his previous desktop stopped working.
The workshop manager was…
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