GABRIEL PHOENIX AGED 38 FROM THE FERRYHILL AREA – This male had been speaking to what he believed to be a 15 year old male but it was in fact a member of our team behind the profile, he had arranged to meet in Pennywell where he was confronted by members of our team and arrested shortly after.
Even though he arranged to meet a child under the age of 16 he was not charged with the offence but was charged for the 14,000+ indecent images he had stored on his home computer of which the youngest child involved in these images was only three months old.
The court also heard that one of the “images” involved a child around the age of 14 and a dog.
at court he received –
12 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with a six month nighttime curfew.
rehabilitation requirements and sex offender treatment programme.
10 years sex offenders register
10 years sexual harm prevention order