A PAEDOPHILE who admitted possessing 97 indecent photographs of children was spared jail by a judge.
John Garrett (45), of London Road in Long Sutton, was ordered to register as a sex offender for five years when he was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday.
Garrett was also made the subject of a three-year community order and will be placed under the supervsioon of a probation officer for the same period.
He pleaded guilty to having the images in a computer tower on November 25 last year.
Garrett also admitted three further charges of making indecent images of children on April 12, July 2 and August 11 last year.
Judge Sean Morris told Garrett that he could pass a community sentence in his case.