West Yorkshire Police's Indecent Images Campaign

Reformed offender says 'I've lost everything.'

West Yorkshire Police have launched a campaign to target adults involved with viewing indecent images, of children under the age of 18.

The Police spoke to a man who was convicted of this. A video shows him talking about how he lost everything after he was caught, and how becoming a sex offender has changed his life forever. His family do not speak to him anymore, and he has not seen his six year-old daughter since he was jailed. He went from being a high profile music performer to "having no life at all."

Detective Superintendent Jon Morgan said: "We want to get across to anyone who is currently looking or thinking about looking at indecent images of children, it is a crime and you will get caught.

"Most people who we arrest for downloading and sharing indecent images of children have never come to the attention of the police and are not what people may think as a criminal.

"Whatever your profession, we don't discriminate. We will arrest you for looking at indecent images of children. You are a sex offender, and that is something that we take extremely seriously. 

"Being investigated for this crime has all sorts of repercussions on your life, work and family. There is lots of help out there to stop this harmful behaviour before it ruins your life."

If you are concerned about your own behaviour or the behaviour of someone you know, there is help and support available from a number of charities and not for profit organisations, including the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, Safer Lives and NSPCC.

For more information about the campaign and support available visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk/iioc

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