A MAN has been told to go on an internet sex offenders' course after police found child pornography on a computer.

A court heard on Monday (April28) how officers checking a website found the address of John Butcher and checks revealed he had downloaded indecent images.

Butcher, 63, of Albert Road, South Woodham Ferrers, admitted seven charges of making indecent images when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Judge Anthony Goldstaub QC did not jail him but said the best sentence would be a community one as this would be the best way to rehabilitate Butcher.

The court also heard how Butcher was taking steps to deal with his intest in pornography.

The court heard a total of 138 images ranging from one to five on the seriousness scale were found when Butcher's computer was checked.

They showed images of yoiung girls aged between seven and 14, prosecutor Carolyn Gardiner said.

The judge told Butcher he must attend the internet sex offenders' programme run by the probation service.

He was also given three years supervision, a 40 hour unpaid work order aand put on the sex offenders' register for five years.