March 2004

DJ jailed for child abuse images

A mobile DJ caught with more than 15,000 abusive/indecent pictures of children on his computer has been jailed for 12 months.

Married father-of-three Allen Parr, 50, admitted 19 charges of making indecent photographs of children.

He asked for a further 15,734 offences of possessing indecent images of children to be taken into consideration when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court yesterday.

Parr was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for ten years and banned from working with children for life.

Parr, of Waddon New Road, Croydon, has run Allen Parr Mobile Discotheques for the past 30 years and was a familiar name in Eastbourne, where he used to live with his wife in Kings Drive.

The court heard that as well as internet images, Parr had videos of children waiting at the bus stop near his house and of youngsters playing on the beach.

The titles of some of the pictures, downloaded between 1996 and January last year, referred to girls aged four, five and six and some showed images of children involved in sadism or bestiality.

Judge Simon Coltart said: “One only has to look at some of these images to realise the age of the children involved and the suffering and degradation that the making of these pictures puts them through.”

Parr was caught after detectives in the USA working on Operation Ore passed his details to Sussex Police.

Credit card information used to access internet sites was traced back to him and police raided his home, seizing computer equipment.