A registered sex offender from Huntingdonshire who was spared jail after being caught with indecent images of children is now behind bars after failing to learn his lesson.

Nathaniel Martin, of Maule Close, Eynesbury, St Neots, was convicted in 2021 of three counts of making indecent images of children and handed a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

However, Martin, 34, was placed on the Sex Offenders Register and began to be monitored by the force’s Management of Sexual or Violent Offender (MOSOVO) team.

In September last year, MOSOVO officers visited Martin’s home unannounced and became suspicious after seeing there was a five-day gap in the internet search history on his mobile phone.

The phone was found to contain 117 indecent images and 10 indecent videos of children. A total of 30 images and five videos were category A, the most severe.

Martin admitted three counts of making indecent images of children at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on 22 August, and on Wednesday (8 November) at Peterborough Crown Court he was handed eight months in prison.

Det Sgt Andrew Lunn said: “Our main aim in the MOSOVO team is to protect vulnerable children, whether in the real world or online. 

“Cases such as these help to highlight that work, which most of the time goes on behind the scenes. A child is victimised when an indecent image is taken and every time it is viewed or shared.

“Martin’s offending shows he had failed to heed the previous warning when he was handed a suspended sentence for similar offending.

“I hope he now reflects on his actions and he will continue to be monitored by the team on his release from prison.”

For information and advice about child protection, visit the force’s dedicated web pages.