Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

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

Yesterday, 17:41
exe bis awd 43

The fourth Exmouth Business Awards – in association with the Exmouth Journal – was an auspicious black-tie dinner, held on a warm evening in the top-floor suite at the seafront’s Ocean venue.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:04
Budleigh Salterton Gala Week parade. This year's gala princesses Carole Lord and Emily Wells with their page boys Harvey and Max Barett. Ref exb 22-16AW 8532. Picture: Alex Walton

Family fun in Budleigh

Read more
Yesterday, 13:32

A fire crew from Exmouth was called out after reports of a gas leak in Budleigh Salterton on Saturday (May 28).

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Volunteers helping to clean up the Exe Estuary in Exmouth

Nearly 100 volunteers braved the wet weather at Exmouth Local Nature Reserve to clean the internationally-designated site of rubbish.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:30
A view of Sandy Bay beach and Devon Cliffs Holiday Park.

The owners of an Exmouth beach are celebrating a double awards success.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Mobile home owners in Topsham are being encouraged to apply for grants to make energy improvements to their properties.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
Exmouth swimming pool. Ref exe 7620-34-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Refurbished swimming pool changing rooms are to be provided at Exmouth Leisure Centre.

Read more
Mon, 11:30
Children's Hospice South West receives a cheque from Withycombe Methodist Church Group.

An Exmouth church has raised funds to provide vital support for families in need.

Read more
Mon, 10:00
One of the St Margaret Church choir ahead of performing at the Pentecost service.

Composer James Moriarty was delighted with St Margaret’s Church choir’s rendition of his Pentecost service.

Read more
Mon, 06:30
Exmouth bus station. Ref exe 21-16SH 6102. Picture: Simon Horn.

Exmouth is to be left without a full bus station, after efforts to find a new location in the town failed.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications