Former TfL manager caught with child pornography walks free from court

Former transport manager caught with child pornography walks free from court

Nino Amoroso was given a suspended sentence (Stock image)

Monday, May 8, 2017

A former Transport for London manager has walked free from court, despite being caught with pornographic videos featuring children as young as five.

Nino Amoroso's Facebook profile describes him as a Learning and Development Manager for Transport for London, it also includes photos of him posing with celebrities.

Police raided Amoroso's home last year in east London after intelligence showed he was downloading indecent images of children, according to Court News UK.

When they arrived, Amoroso showed police a hard drive which contained almost 300 pornographic films which involved young children, as he admitted he knew why the police we visiting.

The prosecution said he used the "material for sexual gratification," but he denied sharing the material or making it.

Defending Amoroso, Clayton Bridge said the man used the pornography as a means of escape from his unhappy marriage and health concerns.

The former transport boss admitted to three counts of possessing indecent images of children.

The man was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, suspended for two years.

Amoroso now has to pay a surcharge of £140 and take part in a 40-day rehabilitation programme.