Accountant Jailed for Child Pornography

9 August 2014, 06:42

Police think there could be more victims of a Leicestershire accountant who got hold of child pornography for more than 20 years.

Eduard Van Buul from Enderby sent images to other paedophiles internationally, he's now starting 5 years in jail.

Buul, formerly of Pope Crescent, admitted 30 charges of possessing and distributing indecent images of children, and three charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

As well as jail, he was also issued with a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) and will be on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

More victims

Buul was sacked when his employers found out about the police investigation, all his contacts were made through a work computer.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins heads Leicestershire Police's Paedophile and Online Investigation Team, he told there could be more victims:

'The evidence presented in court against Van Buul is just a snap shot of his offending and that it is highly likely that there may be other victims out there.

'I would encourage them to come forward.

'Van Buul's offending is sickening, as he thought nothing of distributing images of very young children being abused, children who were clearly in distress.'

New technology, new abuse opportunities

Leicestershire Police have told Capital that developments in technology and social media means there are more opportunities for people to exploit children.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins told us parents need to be across what their children are doing on the interent:

'This case shows the explosion in technology and social media has created increasing opportunities for those with a sexual interest in child. Parents should remain vigilant as to who their children are communicating with online, and what they are communicating about.

'I would encourage parents to familiarise themselves with technology children are using to access the internet.'

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