Juvenile protection expert jailed for child porn

A retired academic who specialised in childcare was jailed today after admitting a string of child pornography charges, prosecutors said.

Former college lecturer Kevin Pettican, 64, of Saxmundham, Suffolk, admitted making and possessing indecent images of children, during a hearing at Ipswich Crown Court.



The Crown Prosecution Service said he was given a three-month prison sentence after the court heard he downloaded 92 indecent images of children on to his computer.



Prosecutors said Pettican had been a lecturer in social work and childcare at University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich and was a "child protection expert".