ast Updated: Friday, 24 October, 2003, 15:31 GMT 16:31 UK
Ex-detective spared jail over porn
A former police officer from Kent has been spared jail after admitting downloading child pornography from the internet.
Sidney Fillery, 57, who was a detective constable in London until 1987, showed a
Fillery was sentenced to a three-year community rehabilitation order
District Judge Caroline Tubbs said the case had given her “a great deal of concern”.
The evidence showed Fillery had made “a planned and conscious decision to
He was caught after police raided his offices in south east London as part of a separate investigation in December 2002.
Officers found pornographic material on the internet’s temporary files and parts of the computer’s hard drive.
The prosecution said Fillery, now a private investigator of
Hugh Davies, prosecuting, said evidence of dedicated searching and downloading
Dale Sullivan, defending, said Fillery had expressed his shame,
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