Camera shop owner David Uwins has been jailed for 12 months after being found guilty on 21 counts of making indecent images of children.

David Uwins has been jailed for 12 months after being found guilty on 21 counts of making indecent images of children.

Bristol Crown Court confirmed the sentence to Amateur Photographer this morning.

Uwins admitted using his computer to access 842 abuse images.

The court heard that nearly all the downloaded images were of children under the age of 10. Some of them were babies.

Judge Martin Picton told the court. ‘This is not child porn, it is child abuse.

‘They are the most gross and awful, and children suffered to produce those images.

‘The children involved in a number of those images were babies being abused and you paid for that privilege on three occasions.

‘It increases the potential to perpetuate and encourage the abuse of more children to feed a market that is profit driven.’

Uwins, of Langridge near Bath, was caught in a US-led child pornography operation when his credit card details were discovered.

He was indicted on 21 counts of making indecent images of children, to run concurrently on each of the counts.

Uwins, 65, who owns Ace Cameras on Green Street, Bath, was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and banned from having unsupervised contact with children.