A former high-flying soldier who used to be Prince Harry‘s bodyguard has been spared jail despite downloading child sex images.
Timothy Murfitt used search terms such as ‘toddler’, ‘kids’ and ‘baby girl pics’ when he searched for more than 10,000 disturbing images of children.
Maidstone Crown Court heard the 47-year-old former soldier was working in London when police went to his home in Sevenoaks, Kent, in April last year.
But Murfitt – who also had pictures of adults having sex with animals – was spared jail by a judge who praised him for his ‘exemplary’ military service.
Judge Martin Huseyin said: ‘Your history is remarkable. Your military record seldom reaches the levels of considerable praise that you have from those who dealt with you.
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