August 2013

Porn pervert filmed children playing in street

A PERVERT who was caught with thousands of disturbing images of children being abused also secretly filmed youngsters playing in the street outside his West Yorkshire home.

Ian Davison, 61, was jailed for six months yesterday after a court heard he was naked while videoing children through the bedroom window of his home.

Davison, who had taken a course in photography, was found to have downloaded more than 21,525 indecent images and movies of children.

Leeds Crown Court heard more then 6,000 of the images and movies were at levels three, four and five – the most serious categories.

The images were discovered when police executed a search warrant at his home in September 2011.

Richard Butters, prosecuting, said officers also found a memory stick entitled ‘The Street’, which contained footage of children playing outside his home.

Davison was arrested and admitted to getting a “buzz” from filming the youngsters.

The court heard the youngsters in the footage have never been identified.

Davison, of Union Road, Liversedge, pleaded guilty to 21 charges of making indecent photographs of children and two of taking indecent photographs of children.

Tony Kellbrick, mitigating, said Davison had led a lonely life and had turned to pornography to “fill a void or gap left by the absence of normal human contact.” Mr Kellbrick said Davison begun by viewing adult pornography but it progressed to downloading illegal images of children.

Judge Geoffrey Marson, QC, said: “One of the aspects of this particular case is there is publicity, and in that publicity people will know that someone in their street has been photographing children and will no doubt be concerned as to whether their child was one of those that was photographed.”

Referring to the child porn images, the judge said: “No words of mine can express the distress and degradation brought upon those children.

“You have contributed to their distress and misery by downloading as you did.

“In many ways it is a sad case, but in a case where there is so many images, it is quite impossible to pass over it without imposing an immediate custodial sentence.”

July 2013

Liversedge man Ian Davison’s 21,500 child abuse images

A man has admitted possessing thousands of indecent images of children.

Ian Davison, 60, was found with over 21,500 sick pictures on his computer.

Police also discovered films of children taken from the street.

Davison admitted 23 charges of making and taking indecent images when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.

The offences are so serious that he faces sentencing by a crown court judge.

Linda Fowler, prosecuting said that in 2009 police were made aware of a website where users could access child pornography.

One of the IP addresses was tracked to Davison and his home in Union Road, Liversedge, was searched.

Mrs Fowler said: “His computers were seized and he admitted the downloading of indecent images of children.

“He said he had been looking at adult pornography and started to look at indecent child images.”

The court heard that of the images seized, 421 were graded at the most serious level of five.

A total of 350 movies of children were also found in Davison’s possession.

Mrs Fowler added: “A number of images of children have been filmed from the street by this defendant.”

Davison was committed for sentence at Leeds Crown Court.

He will appear there on August 15 and was granted unconditional bail.