September 28, 2010

Paedophile jailed after accessing sick web movies

A paedophile who downloaded more than 62-hours worth of indecent movies of children onto his computer has been jailed for 10 months.

Andrew Leslie Wood was arrested following a search of his home Bell Road, Maidstone, on October 7, 2009.

Kent Police’s digital forensics unit took away the 59-year-old’s computer and found a total of 125 movies involving child abuse.

There were also 30 indecent images of children.

Wood pleaded guilty to 13 counts of making/possession of indecent images of children and was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday, September 27.

The paedophile admitted accessing the indecent images but claimed it was because he lived a solitary existence and looked at the images when drunk.

He was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and has also been issued with a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, preventing him from unsupervised contact with children and accessing the internet at home.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Mike Brown, of Kent Police’s Public Protection Crime Unit, said: “More than 62 hours of video footage, is a huge and disgusting collection by anyone’s standards.

“Anyone who views this material, clearly has no concept whatsoever of the suffering that the children go through, for the sake of the sexual pleasure of others.

“Wood demonstrated this when he chose to download and store such a large collection for his own sexual satisfaction.”

Detective Inspector Matthew Long of Kent Police’s Public Protection Crime Unit added: “Kent Police remains determined to seek out those individuals who target children in this way. We are committed to identifying offenders and bringing them before the courts.”

Of the movies Wood downloaded on his computer, 10 were listed as level five, the highest level of abuse.

Officers listed 76 clips as level four, three as level three, 20 were level two and 19 were level one.

Eight of the 30 images were listed at level four, seven were level three, five were level two and 10 were level one.