Harlesden postman admits possessing more than 24,000 child porn images and videos

Dwight Johnson walks free from court after pleading not to be judged ‘in the post- Jimmy Savile era’

A Harlesden postman caught with a massive hoard of child porn escaped jail today after pleading not to be judged by standards ‘in the post-Savile era’.

Dwight Johnson, 48, of John Buck House in Fry Road, amassed a vast collection of distrubing images and videos of children being abused on his laptop.

Southwark Crown Court heard he was handed down a suspended jail sentence in 1992 after admitting molesting a nine-year-old girl.

The Royal Mail employee for the last 25 years, kept his job despite his conviction, and vowed to his family to stay away from children.


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He was spared jail because his barrister argued he is ‘crying out’ for treatment for his urges which could not be given behind bars.

Justin Hugheston-Roberts said: “We live in a society at the moment in a post-Savile era, where anyone will look at any acts or offences regarding children in a particular way.

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“Here’s a man who committed a horrible series of offences, horrid, and absolutely disgusting, and he would be the first to say how disgusting he was.

“But here’s a man saying ‘please help me’, he is asking the court to let him be helped.”

When police raided Johnson’s home in July this year they found 24,823 indecent images and videos, including more than 200 in the most serious categories of child abuse, on his laptop.

Johnson, who admitted seven counts of possession indecent images of children, and one count of attempting to distribute images, has been in custody since July 4.

Judge Grieve QC said a prison sentence and short period of probation supervision afterwards would not be any use.

He handed Johnson a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered him to undergo a two year paedophile treatment programme.

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