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FORMER YOUTH COACH CAUGHT WITH INDECENT IMAGES OF CHILDREN HANDED SUSPENDED SENTENCE

A former Isle of Wight youth football coach has been handed a suspended prison sentence and forced to register as a sex offender after being convicted of possessing indecent images of children.

Reece Simon Anderson, 23, of Vectis Road in East Cowes, appeared before Southampton Crown Court for sentencing on Friday after pleading guilty to 3 counts of possession of an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child, namely 25 Category A, 117 Category B and 16 Category C images, as well as 13 Category A videos.

In October 2021, Police moved in and arrested the then Solent University student – thought to be at his accommodation in the city of Southampton. An examination of his devices revealed a stash of more than 170 indecent images or videos of varying severity.

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According to Anderson’s social accounts, the paedophile had been involved in football as a youth coach since September 2018, qualifying as an FA Level 1 coach in January 2020.

At university, the 23-year-old had been studying Football Studies (BA) with an interest in youth development and an aspiration to become an academy manager for a professional football team.

Anderson has now been barred from working with children following his sentencing.

Recorder Gordon Bebb KC handed Reece Anderson a 6-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and placed him on the sex offenders register for a period of 7 years. Anderson has also been made subject to a 7-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ordered to complete a Horizon programme with 25 rehabilitation days.

His devices are to be destroyed.

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Pol
Pol
7 months ago

Suspended sentence for a guy obviously set on grooming kids and a clear nonce , absolutely disgraceful sentence handed to him should be in jail

Rose
Rose
Reply to  Pol
7 months ago

He should be if they found this evidence on him, what’s he hiding. What’s he done to real life people not just what they found on the computer. Low life scum makes me sick

Dick noodle
Dick noodle
Reply to  Rose
7 months ago

Get bent Karen. What a dumb comment.

Rudgie
Rudgie
7 months ago

They all seem to get suspended sentences, I’m convinced most the judges are nonces and dish out pathetic light sentences incase they caught themselves one day! The dirty scum bag should have his nuts cut off and put on the register for life!

fred black
fred black
7 months ago

6 months suspended sentence is a joke says what our justice system is about

Boris
Boris
7 months ago

Lives in a area full of kids shouldn’t be allowed there

John jones
John jones
7 months ago

Are you serious a peodophile of his level given a sentance like that Did it not enter your head what he’s done and his poor victims still I’m sure he will end up inside one day and the prisoners will sort him out or karma will

Sarah g
Sarah g
Reply to  John jones
7 months ago

Fingers crossed cause where he lives there’s alot of kids.

Victoria
Victoria
7 months ago

Why will he only be only the sex offenders register for 7 years. He, and all others like him, should remain on it indefinitely, regardless of his sentence.

Rose
Rose
7 months ago

I knew him at college, messed up kid back then. Always blaming his faults on his up bringing. Now look what happened bet he used the same excuse in court

pie face
pie face
7 months ago

This wasn’t his first offence either. glad to see the justice system have our children’s safety in mind. what an absolute joke!

Colin Sharpe
Colin Sharpe
7 months ago

So much for the FA doing their checks. It’s all just hot air with them.

R Good
R Good
Reply to  Colin Sharpe
7 months ago

The trouble with the checks they are only done every three years and if he hasn’t anything previous nothing would flag up.

Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
Reply to  Colin Sharpe
7 months ago

What do you expect the F.A. to do? They’re not the police, they can’t demand to search people’s phones.

If this is Anderson’s first offence, there will be nothing to show up when they did a check on him.

Obviously, Anderson has been accumulating these images for some time, but it’s not until he’s caught and convicted that something would show up on a DBS check.

And that’s the problem with the whole system. These people all exist under the radar, so to speak. No-one knows who they are until they’re caught.

Football coach
Football coach
7 months ago

I always knew that there was something dodgy about this guy as seeing his record as a football coach, another one who has been linked with Southampton.

The Real Sunshine
The Real Sunshine
7 months ago

The justice system in the UK is broken, not fit for purpose. Perverts like him should not be allowed to continue living and walking around in the community.

Rose
Rose
7 months ago

He’s 1 sick man.. bet his family are sooooooo proud of him…. mind u knowing who they are probably encouraged it

Football coach
Football coach
Reply to  Rose
7 months ago

Why is he still allowed in society, if I was him l would do the decent thing and move off the Island

Pieface
Pieface
Reply to  Rose
7 months ago

His dad is a lovely guy, I’m sure he’s as disgusted as everybody else. If you really knew him you would never say that about him‍♂️

JELU
JELU
7 months ago

Barred from working with children but can still walk around the streets and beaches looking at them. These courts and sentences make me sick! Protect our children from these predators!!!!

 

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