A British Man Tried to Blame His Child Porn Collection on His Children

Andrew Martin, from Coventry, told authorities that his sons—who would have been younger than six years old at the time—downloaded the images from the internet.

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Aug 7 2015, 7:10pm

Photo via Coventry Telegraph

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This article originally appeared on VICE UK.

A guy from the city of Coventry in England tried to blame the large stash of child porn in his possession on his own children, who, at the time, would have been under the age of six.

According to the Coventry Telegraph, 43-year-old Andrew Martin allegedly downloaded the images between 2001 and 2003, some of which include a girl as young as five being raped. When he was arrested in December after a search warrant was executed, Martin attempted to blame his two sons who would have been younger than six years old at the time.

At Martin's trial at Coventry Crown Court, Judge Philip Gregory said, "What is shameful is that when caught, he sought to blame his 17-year-old son, who would have been three or four at the time."

Martin was given a three-year community sentence, as the Judge deferred to the opinion of his probation officer regarding the large amount of time he has already spent in custody. He is, obviously, now on the sex offenders register, unable to have unsupervised contact with children, banned from living at an address where there are children in the house, and prohibited from working with children. Photo via Coventry Telegraph

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