Meehan guilty over child porn

The former partner of Shannon Matthews' mother has been found guilty of possessing dozens of images of child pornography.

Craig Meehan denied downloading indecent pictures on his computer at the home he shared with Karen Matthews in Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire.

Meehan, 22, was sentenced at Dewsbury magistrates' court to 20 weeks in jail but was released, having spent the past 166 days in custody. Police investigating the disappearance of Shannon, nine, in February, found 49 images of children being abused.

District Judge Jonathan Bennett described Meehan as a determined liar.

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