Ronnie Barker's Son Jailed for Child Pornography
44 year old former actor guilty of making indecent images
Adam Barker - the son of legendary comedian Ronnie - has been jailed for a year after pleading guilty to 20 counts of making indecent images of children at his former home in Ealing.
Detectives from the Met's Child Abuse Investigation Team, executed a search warrant at an address on Haven Lane in Ealing, on 3 June 2003.
Barker was arrested at the address on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, computer equipment and recording media was seized, on which a quantity of indecent images had been saved.
He was bailed to return to a west London police station on 24 June 2004, but failed to appear, and an investigation was launched.
The Crown Prosecution Service gave permission to charge Barker with making indecent photographs of children, and officers obtained a warrant to allow extradition proceedings, should Barker be located outside the UK.
The 44-year-old’s whereabouts remained a mystery until he finally returned home in July to face justice after running out of cash.
He appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday (19th October) and was jailed for a year after admitting having 1,675 indecent images of children at his home.
Sentencing, Judge Rosa Dean told him: ‘Your offences contributed to the degradation and continued abuse of children.’
Barker has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years, is prohibited from working with children indefinitely, and is subject of a Sexual Offence Prevention Order [SOPO] to monitor computer usage.
According to latest reports he is expected to recieve an inheritance of 1.4million when released from jail.
22nd Octoberl 2012