April 2012

‘Fat paedo’ had 8,400 child porn images on computer at Lincoln flat

A pervert who used the name “fat paedo” on chat logs downloaded thousands of child porn images on to his computer, Lincoln Crown Court was told.

Martin Fry, who had previously served a six-year jail sentence for kidnapping a 6-year-old girl off the streets and sexually assaulting her, was arrested after police raided his flat in Broadgate, Lincoln in August 2011.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said that three computers were seized from the apartment.

A total of 8,470 child porn photographs and videos were found when the computers were examined. Images showed children as young as just six months being abused.

Investigations showed he was using file sharing software which had allowed his images to be accessed by paedophiles across Europe.

Fry, 47, of Riverside Apartments, Broadgate, Lincoln, admitted possession of images of children for show, possession of child porn and ten charges of making indecent images of children. He was jailed for four years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Judge Michael Heath described the images as “distressing”.

The judge said “These show real children being abused to provide perverted pleasure for you and people like you. There must be a prison sentence.”

Michael Cranmer-Brown, defending, said Fry accepted he has an unhealthy interest in children and had been trying to avoid direct contact with youngsters.