Man sentenced for Indecent Image offences

Today [Friday 24 March 2023], 60-year-old David Gerald Berry was sentenced by Magistrates Court after he pleaded guilty to the offences in February 2023. He received a 15 week prison sentence, a 5 year restraining order and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 5 years.

Police were alerted by an external agency that between the months of June and October 2022 a number of indecent images of children had been downloaded from the internet by someone at the address where Berry resided as the sole occupant of the property. 

Police executed a warrant under the Protection of Children’s Law at Berry’s address in October 2022 where police seized digital devices owned by Berry. States of Jersey Police Digital Forensic Unit recovered a total of 357 category C images on two different devices. Berry pleaded guilty when he appeared in court in February.

Anyone who has concerns about suspected Child Sexual Abuse or Exploitation can contact the MASH on 519000 or the Public Protection Unit at Police Headquarters via 612612. Dewberry House can be contacted on 888222.


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