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Bristol man with too much porn wants police to return his computer ‘wives’

by | 30th, January 2013

porn bristol Bristol man with too much porn wants police to return his computer wivesANTHONY Gerrard wants police to return his porn. Gerrard has been arrested three times on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. Police seized his six PCs and laptops. No charges were made. Two computers were returned to Mr Gerrard.

Four-times married Mr Gerrard had compiled a library of 888GB of adult movies and thousands (2.5GB) of adult pornographic images. Given the prevelance of porn online, you may wonder why he bothered. But men like to collect things, and masturbation is a pastime more wholesome than golf.

Although 11 illegal pictures were found on four hard drives, they had been downloaded automatically to parts of the computers Mr Gerrard could not have accessed without specialist tools or techniques. Not pressing any charges, officers returned two of the computers but kept the ones containing child pornography and took Mr Gerrard to court for the forfeiture and destruction of the hard drives.

And:

Police are not allowed to return hard drives with child pornography on them, because they would then be distributing illegal material.

Mr Gerrard is unimpressed:

“If they gave me my computers back, instead of searching the internet I could just search my own computers. I wouldn’t have time to search the internet. I paid £40 for a month’s subscription to a website and I was downloading films from it day and night. I wanted to get my money’s worth. I’m not interested in child porn. I don’t think it’s fair they are keeping my computers when I haven’t done anything illegal. They cost me a couple of thousand pounds in total. Every time the police took two computers away, I would buy another two… The good thing about having a computer is you can switch it off when you’ve finished – you can’t switch off a wife.

The bad thing is that computers store the evidence in a way thjat anyone can see.

Mr Gerrard’s appeal has been rejected.

The law states that if it is not “practicable” to separate offending images from where they are stored, the item should be forfeited to the police.

Looks like he just had too much porn.

Mr Gerrard is on disability benefits. He said he only had £100 in savings. He was duly ordered to pay £1,533 costs.

Says Mr Gerrard:

“If they had just been able to delete the images and give me my computers back it would’ve saved a lot of court time and money. I’m gutted, but I’ve had my day in court and I thought the judge was very fair.”

Mr Gerrard’s former wives were unavailable for comment…

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