Middlesbrough pervert jailed after seven hours of child sex movies found on tablet

A pervert who was found with more than seven hours of footage of children being sexually abused last night started a prison sentence.

Derek Willey admitted three counts of making indecent images of children and breaching a Sexual Offence Protection Order when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court today.

The court heard how the 57-year-old’s home was raided after police discovered his mobile phone number connected to a twitter account where the images and videos were being uploaded.

Harry Hadfield, prosecuting, told the court how officers carried out the dawn raid in September last year and found a tablet hidden under a pile of clothing.

Willey, of Sadberge Street, Middlesbrough, had failed to disclose the device to his sex offender manager, something he was required to do under his indefinite order.

Officers found 61 of the most serious Category A images, 59 Category B images and 53 Category C images on the device as well as 51 Category A movies and 22 Category B movies.

Mr Hadfield said there was a total of seven hours, 53 minutes and 34 seconds of footage found which involved children as young as five being sexually penetrated.

He also told the court of Willey’s previous convictions which included making indecent images of children in 2013.

Kelleigh Lodge, mitigating, said her client had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and admitted “he has a problem”.

She said Willey had already completed a sexual offences treatments programme back in 2014 but that it would not be available again and that he accepted custody was “inevitable”.

“He would have sought help if it was available for him,” she said.

Judge Peter Armstrong said Willey was in breach of his order because he hid the tablet and said an aggravating factor was the fact that the children in the images and movies were so young.

Judge Armstrong handed Willey a ten-month prison sentence for breaching his order and having the Category A images and movies.

He added a further six months for the Category material and four months for the Category C material; both will run concurrently alongside it.

He also ordered the devices, images and movies to be forfeited and destroyed.

June 2013

Pervert had child abuse images on his mobile phone

A pervertcaught with child pornography on his mobile telephone was reported to the police by his sister, a court heard yesterday.

Derek Willey’s landlord first saw the images on the handset when he tried to turn off a ringing alarm while the 51-year-old was at work.

Willey was renting a room at a house in Billingham at the time, and the owner contacted his sister when he found the pictures.

Prosecutor Rachel Masters told Teesside Crown Court that she passed the phone to a friend – a police officer – and Willey was arrested.

Sixty images of varying degrees of seriousness – some in the second worst category – were found on the handset when it was examined.

Willey told police he had downloaded the filth from websites, but he had never used his landlord’s computer to search the Internet.

Duncan McReddie, mitigating, said: “He has never previously troubled the criminal justice system, and has a full understanding of his predilection – a predilection he has not exercised for nearly two years.”

Willey, now of Yarm Road, Stockton, admitted making and possessing indecent images of children and was given a community order.

He was also put on the sex offenders’ register for five years, banned from working with children and had restrictions put on his computer use.

Judge Howard Crowson said also putting him on a treatment programme offered more public protection than a short jail sentence.

“The images are disturbing and you understand that the public are revolted by this type of crime,” Judge Crowson told him.