May 10, 2006

Choir master had images of children

The Welwyn & Hatfield Times

10 May 2006

A CHURCH choir master has escaped a prison sentence after police found over 1,000 images of child pornography on his computer.

Andrew Crookall, of Downfields, WGC, regularly fantasised about touching the children he taught, St Albans Crown Court heard on Friday.

The 43-year-old, who is director of music at WGC's St Francis Assisi Church, was caught with around 26,000 images of youngsters, 1,027 of which were illegal.

A police raid on his home on March 1 also uncovered a 20-minute film showing an adult man having sex with a young boy.

Posted by kshaw at May 10, 2006 05:45 AM