A lorry driver from the Isle of Wight has avoided being sent to prison despite a haul of indecent images of children being found on his computer – 30 years after he was jailed for 2 indecent assaults.

73-year-old Raymond Johnson, who lives with his supportive wife in Wootton High Street but previously lived in Lake, has been given a 21-month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years, for making indecent images of children and possessing extreme pornographic images of children.

Johnson admitted the charges against him following a Police investigation which uncovered hundreds of images of children collected over a 4 year period.

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The Isle of Wight Crown Court heard that the ‘deeply remorseful’ paedophile had previously been jailed – twice – in the early 1990s for indecent assault. The court also heard how Johnson has had to move home as a result of the criminal case against him and that his wife is standing by him.

Raymond Johnson must pay £2,500 costs and must sign the Sex Offenders Register for a period of 10 years, as well as completing 30 days of rehabilitation and sticking to the conditions of a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Island Echo