Sunderland man caught with images of child abuse on his computer for second time
A man caught with child abuse images on his computer for a second time has kept his freedom.
David Fagan was before the courts in 2016 for having indecent images and given a three-year community order with supervision and registration requirements.
When police carried out a spot check in December 2018 he was caught with more illegal material.
Prosecutor Ashleigh Leach told Newcastle Crown Court: "He was being managed as a registered sex offender and at that time he was the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.
"The unannounced visit was to ensure compliance of that order."
The court heard an examination of Fagan's laptop revealed five child abuse images, of categories B and C, which are not the most serious of their type.
Fagan, 35, of Elemore Lane, Easington Lane, Sunderland, admitted two charges of making indecent photographs of a child.
Mr Recorder Ben Nolan QC sentenced Fagan to another three-year community order with sex offender programme requirements.