A MAN who took indecent images of girls as young as three and emailed them to his twin brother has been jailed for four years.

Paul Douglas Pinkett, 41, was found guilty of 11 counts of distributing indecent images of children and 19 charges of making indecent images of children.

He was charged after around 150 indecent images and movies were discovered on his computer at his then home in Salwayash near Bridport in September 2005.

Emails between that computer and Pinkett’s brother Dean’s email account also had indecent images with children as young as three attached.

In his trial at Dorchester Crown Court Pinkett denied any sexual interest in children and claimed it must have been his son Benjamin Parker, now 19, who was responsible for the images on his computer.

Mr Parker denied those allegations and the jury convicted Pinkett.

The jury also heard that Dean Pinkett committed suicide in February 2007, shortly after the allegations came to light.

Tim Shorter, mitigating, said Pinkett – who gave his latest address to the court as Honeyditches Drive, Seaton – still maintained his innocence.

Judge Christopher Harvey Clark told Pinkett: “You show no acceptance of guilt and I am entitled to conclude that your deviant sexual attraction towards small children remains strong.

“One of the most distressing factors of this case was the suggestion that was made by you that your son was responsible for this material, that really was an offensive suggestion.”

Judge Harvey Clark sentenced Pinkett to a total of four years for the offences.

The judge said: “I hope that you realise in due course that this conduct is totally reprehensible and disgusting and should never be repeated.”

Dorset Police refused to let the Echo have a picture of Pinkett.