Hatfield man with indecent images of children given suspended sentence

St Albans Crown Court. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Albans Crown Court. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Hatfield resident Bence Szabo, 27, was caught with indecent images of children that he downloaded from the dark web three years ago.

However, he was only sentenced last Thursday, October 28 at St Albans Crown Court. A spokesperson from Hertfordshire Constabulary said this was because "there was a lot of further work to be carried out before sentencing".

Bence was suspended for 18 months. He will only go to prison for six months if he violates the terms of his suspended sentence, which involves tasks within the community.

As part of Bence's suspension, he must complete 100 hours of unpaid work, 40 rehabilitation days, register as a sex offender and abide by the terms of a sexual harm prevention order for seven years.

Bence pleaded guilty to three charges of downloading indecent images of children and one of possessing prohibited images of children. 

He has no prior convictions.