Exmouth man’s child porn guilt

10:30 18 January 2013

Ref exe Andy Rodger

Ref exe Andy Rodger

Archant

Retired RNLI man Andrew Rodger has received an eight-week jail sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting downloading indecent photographs and images of children.

A retired Exmouth charity worker, from Littleham, who admitted downloading child pornography, has received a suspended jail sentence.

Andrew Rodger, 57, who served HM Coastguard for 30 years and Exmouth RNLI as deputy launching authority for five years, retiring in 2011, was given an eight-week suspended jail sentence, with a two-year supervision requirement.

He pleaded guilty to eight charges.

Rodger admitted downloading six indecent photographs of children - two showed a baby, one involved an 11-year-old girl and another was of a girl aged around eight.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing two prohibited images of a child.

The court heard how thumbnail images made up of small images of children related to some of the charges.

Magistrates at Exeter ordered Rodger to attend the internet sex offender treatment programme.

A sexual offences prevention order was made for five years, which includes prohibiting Rodger from having any unsupervised contact with a child under 18.

He cannot live at or visit any premises in the presence of under-18s, unless an approved adult is present, and with their prior knowledge. Nor can they travel in his car.

The order also bans Rodger from working or volunteering with children and taking photographs of anyone under 18.

He is also banned from hanging around areas where children gather, such as parks or schools.

The court heard how computer equipment was seized from Rodger’s Exmouth home in October 2012.

Other News Stories

Exe Estuary Trail

A £19,000 scheme to line a 2.5-mile stretch of the Exmouth to Lympstone Exe Estuary trail with ‘vandal-proof’ lights could be realised later this year.

Read more
09:00

Parking meters on Budleigh seafront should remain as they are, according to Budleigh Salterton Town Council.

Read more
East Devon District Councillor Derek Button, who died last month after a lengthy fight with cancer.

Tributes have been paid to one of East Devon District Council’s most respected councillors

Read more
Yesterday, 13:16
Woodbury Salterton Primary School celebrate after being recognised as a top 100 performing school in reading, writing and mathematics. Ref exe 5872-04-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A Whitehall education minister has praised Woodbury Salterton Church of England School, calling it one of the best 100 primaries in the country over the last three years.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition

Exmouth's trusted business finder