Man, 39, jailed for three years for taking and possessing indecent images of children
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A 39-year-old man from Southampton has been jailed for three years for taking and possessing indecent images of children, voyeurism and possession of cannabis.
Adam Dervan, of Graham Road, Southampton was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday (7 November).
Some of the offences, for which he has been sentenced, took place in Fawley in 2014. At the time of his crimes, the victim was just eight and nine years of age.
His offending first came to light when SD cards, which contained the indecent images, were discovered hidden on top of a Venetian blind in a room he’d previously lived in.
Upon his release from prison, Dervan will be subject to a ten-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order. He is also now a Registered Sex Offender for life.
Police Constable Sarah Tickner, of the Internet Child Abuse Team, said: “I am pleased with the sentence. The victim deserved justice for what happened to her, and I know she and her family will feel some relief that this has been achieved.
“She was just a child when these offences took place. What Dervan did to her is something that nobody should ever have to go through.
“While the sentence alone won’t rid the victim of the memories and knowledge of what happened to her, I truly hope that it enables her to move forward, knowing that Dervan is being held accountable for his crimes.
“I also want to place on record my thanks to this woman for her courage and bravery in supporting us in our investigation and ultimate prosecution of Dervan.
“Getting Dervan locked up would have been considerably harder without her support and strength throughout the investigation and court process.
“We would urge anyone else who has been a victim of such a crime to please report it to us.
“We do understand that it’s not always easy to report things of this nature, but if you do feel you can come to us, we will always take you seriously and will work hard to achieve justice for you.
“As this case has proven, if crimes like this are reported to us, we can take action and get justice for victims.”
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