A WORTHING man has been jailed for a total of four years after admitting charges of indecent assaults and making indecent images of children.
Colin Monk, 67, of Howard Street, was sentenced at Chichester Crown Court yesterday (Friday, June 8) to two and a half years’ prison for 22 indecent assaults, which date back to 1981-91, and a further 18 months, to run consecutively, for 14 more recent offences of making indecent images and four of possessing prohibited images.
Monk, who had pleaded guilty to the charges at a previous hearing, was also made the subject of a a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) for life, which prohibits any unsupervised access to a child under the age of 16 and places strict limitations on any future access to the internet. He must also register as a sex offender for life on his release from prison.
The prosecution was authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, and followed an intelligence-led investigation by the Paedophile On-Line Investigation Unit (POLIT) of Sussex Police.