Wisbech man jailed for child and animal porn

11:20 19 February 2014

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A 39 year old man, who used to volunteer with the Wisbech Sea Cadets, has been sent to jail for 20 months after pleading guilty to three child and animal pornography related charges.

Andrew Mattless appeared at Cambridge Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to possessing and making indecent images in charges dating back to April 24 last year.

Mattless, of Edinburgh Drive, pleaded guilty to possessing 112 extreme animal porn images and more than 250 child porn images.

Charges relate to possessing 86 indecent images of children and making 173 indecent images of children.

Four of those offences relate to images rated at level five, considered the most offensive type of photo.

He was further charged with possessing an extreme image of somebody performing an act of intercourse on an animal and possessing 111 extreme pornographic images of a person performing oral sex on an animal.

A spokesman for the Sea Cadets said that as soon as they were made aware of the charges Mattless was asked to discontinue his service with them.

She said: “The charity takes its duty of care to young people very seriously and has strict policies and procedures in place to protect them.

“We have clear expectations of those placed in a position of trust and do not tolerate behaviour which harms young people, places them at risk of harm or that breaches the trust placed upon them.”

She said that Mattless was no longer a member of the organisation.

“Mr Mattless is not a member of the Sea Cadets and he isn’t permitted to take part in any of our activities or enter any of our premises”

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