Primary school cleaner remanded after 6,000 indecent images of children are seized by police

The Mirror is reporting that more than 6,000 indecent images of children have been found in the home of a primary school cleaner, prompting an offer of help to the pupils he worked among.

Gary Carruthers, 34, from Belfast, had 30 files, but only two have been accessed so far.

One contained thousands of picture of children, a file on how to approach, groom and physically abuse a child.

Officers from the National Crime Agency also uncovered so-called ‘pseudo-images’, where pictures of children’s faces are digitally superimposed onto abuse images.

It is believed that Carruthers used the photograph of a child known to him in this manner, Belfast Live reports.

Now parents at a Co Down primary school have been warned by the acting principal that the PSNI have been in touch regarding a ‘child safeguarding’ matter.

They have received one letter to date and the offer of a meeting.

The letter states: “I have arranged for professional support staff from the Educational Authority to be available. If you have any concerns you can raise these and we will offer whatever support and advise we can.”

Carruthers appeared in court last week in Newtownards and was remanded in custody…

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