Drug dealing Derbyshire paedophile must pay back £40,000 or face jail

A drug dealing paedophile must pay back more than £40,000 or face six months in jail, a court has ruled.

Wednesday, 15th November 2017, 4:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 6:48 am
A man has been ordered to pay back 40,000 or face six months in jail.

Roland Kamsika, 50, of Belper, was convicted of making indecent images of children and possessing cannabis with intent to supply in June.

At a recent court hearing, it was heard Kamsika had benefited from his crimes to the tune of £42,250 and a confiscation order for that amount was imposed.

He was given three months to pay the money or face six months in jail and a receiver will be appointed to sell his property.

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The Proceeds of Crime Act means that anyone who profits from crime can lose the financial and lifestyle gains they have enjoyed.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Constabulary said: "The case against Kamsika began in June when we received information that the user of an IP address in Belper was making indecent images of children available online.

"We executed a warrant at his house in Ashbourne Road on June 7 and seized his computer. While we were there, we found he was growing cannabis and had other drugs at the house."

Kamsika pleaded guilty to making indecent images of children, possessing MDMA and cannabis with intent to supply, possessing MDMA, producing cannabis, possessing cannabis resin and amphetamine.

He was sentenced at Derby Crown Court in June to 16 months imprisonment, suspended for two years. The confiscation order was granted at the same court.

Money confiscated by the crown court is shared between a central Home Office fund, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Court Services and the investigating agency, such as the police or Trading Standards.