06:08PM, Monday 16 May 2016
A man from Slough has been jailed for a string of child sex offences.
Gerard Moran, 50, of Alexander Road, Slough, was sentenced to 26 months in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday.
Moran pleaded guilty to four counts of making indecent images of children at Aylesbury Crown Court on January 2, 2015.
On April 7, 2016, he also pleaded guilty to one count of taking an indecent photograph of a child at the same court.
Moran was found guilty by unanimous verdict of one count of causing child prostitution at a trial at Amersham Crown Court that concluded on Friday, May 6.
On the day of sentencing, he also pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a class A drug.
He was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for each count of making indecent images of children, to run concurrently, 18 months for causing child prostitution, which will run consecutively, and 12 months for taking an indecent photograph, to run concurrently.
In total Moran received two years and two months in prison.
The offences took place between 2009 and 2013 at various locations, against one female victim.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Becky Tyler, said: “Over a period of four years, Moran committed offences against the victim, who was under the age of 18.
“He caused the child into prostitution and took an indecent image of this child. Further images of an indecent nature were located on devices found within his possession.
“I am pleased to see that as a result of this investigation, Moran has been brought to justice and is now behind bars.
“I would like to commend the bravery of the victim in this case in coming forward to police and working with us to secure this conviction against Moran.”