Bramber man jailed over child porn

Bramber man Steven Anthony Povey convicted over child pornography, picture from Sussex Police

Bramber man Steven Anthony Povey convicted over child pornography, picture from Sussex Police

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A BRAMBER man is today (June 27) starting a 12-month sentence for internet indecent image offences.

On March 9 this year Steven Anthony Povey, 39, was charged with 12 offences relating to the making of indecent images of children and four possession offences related to extreme pornography.

Sussex Police said he had previously pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Lewes Crown Court.

The sentencing followed an enquiry by the Sussex Police Paeodophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT), which found that Povey made indecent images of children ranging across varying levels of seriousness.

At the time of the alleged offences he was living at South Ash, Steyning but he now lives at Downland Park, The Street, Bramber.

Detective Inspector Alison Eaton said; “This case shows that for every indecent image of a child online there is a victim. In downloading these images, including ones at the highest level of indecency, Povey too has actively played a part in perpetuating the abuse and exploitation of children.

“The internet is not a space giving anonymity. If you choose to download a child abuse image, it could be traced back to you by police, as it was with Povey.”

Povey also received a life time Sexual Prevention Order and will be on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

The offences do not involve any allegations of actual contact, either in person or online, between Povey and any children.