Man Finally Sentenced for Indecent Image Offences

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A wanted man who Sussex police have been searching for has been found in Wales. He has received a sentence of imprisonment for his offences, which involved indecent images of children.

Christopher Bunn, aged 38, of no fixed address, was arrested in October 2014 on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. Afterwards staff at Jubilee public library (Brighton) witnessed him looking at images while on his laptop. He was bailed for further enquiries but failed to answer to his bail.

Christopher Bunn, who previously lived at Stanley Street, Brighton, went into hiding and despite many police enquiries and media appeals (including BBC Crimewatch) was not found until October 2017. He was finally arrested for shoplifting in Newport, Gwent.

He was swiftly identified by police records check and also charged in Gwent with the Brighton offences he had committed.

On Tuesday 13th February he appeared at Cardiff Crown Court and pleaded guilty to the Brighton offences. These were three counts of taking indecent images of children, and three offences of possessing indecent images of children. He received a four year and eight month prison sentence for these offences.

None of the images were believed to have been of children to the Brighton or Gwent areas.

He was also sentenced to a further four months imprisonment for offences in Gwent, to which he pleaded guilty. These were perverting course of justice, as well as two cases of shoplifting. He was sentenced to five years in total.

Detective Constable Angela Harvey of the Brighton Safeguarding Investigations Unit said; “This has been one of longer running enquiries and we are glad that Bunn has finally faced justice with the help of our colleagues in Gwent.”

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