AN AIRBUS security check on a worker’s computer revealed indecent images of children and sparked a police investigation.
When police probed the emails of Broughton factory employee Matthew Woodward they discovered he had received an email from someone claiming to be a 13-year-old girl looking to exchange ‘naughty pictures’.
Woodward, 22, formerly of Cable Street in Connah’s Quay, pleaded guilty at Mold Crown Court to 16 offences.
Judge Niclas Parry imposed a three-year community order and sent him on a sexual offending treatment programme.
Woodward must complete 120 hours of unpaid work and will remain on the Sex Offenders Register for five years.
He is also banned from working with children.
David Mainstone, prosecuting, said that in September 2011 Airbus did a check of the defendant’s computer and as a result his offending came to light.
Police then seized Woodward’s personal laptop and further images of children were found.
Andrew Green, defending, said Woodward’s life had ‘fallen apart’ because of what he had done.
The defendant had lost his job and moved to Derby, the court was told.