Nigel Robinson was trying to download an album from former Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash, but instead downloaded numerous pornographic images of "young girls."

In an effort to "do something about it," and not wanting "anyone else's children to be exploited in this way," Robinson called the police on himself.

When the police came to interview Robinson, they seized his laptop for investigation and said Robinson would not be allowed unsupervised access to his eight-year-old daughter until the investigation was over. But the investigation could take up to a year.

Robinson told the Daily Mail:

I can understand there needs to be caution. It is a very serious matter, but to be told it may be a year before the conclusion is just madness. I cannot take my daughter to the park, swimming or anything... I wish I had just binned the laptop and then none of this would have happened.

A spokesman for the Humberside Police confirmed that the investigation could take a year to complete saying:

We are conducting an investigation that has resulted in the confiscation of a laptop, in order for the relevant inquiries to take place. This is a standard procedure for this type of investigation. The laptop is sent away to be examined and, as this forms the basis for a number of different investigations, Humberside Police has no control over the amount of time it takes for the laptop to be returned.

East Riding social services said the access ban was "a proportionate response" based "on the information it presently has about this case."

[Via DailyMail]