The former partner of a man who has been jailed for sharing indecent photos of children has spoken to the Journal following an attack on their house.
Sue Myciuk, 54, talked to the Journal following an incident at the house she shared with Kirk. They were together for 19 years.
Following Kirk’s imprisonment for 20 months at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday, the house in Hawthorn Court was attacked and windows broken. Kirk was accused of 18 offences relating to making, possessing and sharing indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornography and prohibited images.
Miss Myciuk told the Journal she was unaware of Kirk’s crimes.
She said: “The damage done to my property was the result of anger. I fully understand, but that has had no affect on Mr Kirk. I strongly expressed my wishes that Mr Kirk could not return to the property once he was bailed, but the law of the land states that he had every legal right to return to the house.”
She added: “From the outset, I never condoned his actions and did not know the full extent of his crimes until he was arrested and put on remand. My hands were tied because of his bail conditions. I would like to thank the police for their hard work.”
Kirk, 57, of Hawthorn Court, Grantham, was sentenced on Friday by Judge Heath at Lincoln Crown Court. He was charged with 18 offences relating to making, possessing and sharing indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornography and prohibited images.
Dc Nicky Linn, of the Internet Child Abuse Team (ICAT), said: “We hope it sends a reassuring message to the county that this man will serve a significant sentence for making and possessing indecent images. It’s also a clear message to offenders that this will not be tolerated.”