September 2013

Five years in jail for Watford man Bader Loy who took pictures of himself abusing boy

A Watford man who took pictures of a young boy as he sexually abused him and then distributed them over the internet has been jailed for five years and three months.

Bader Loy abused the youngster over a two year period.

He also took another young teenage boy to his home and sexually touched him after meeting the boy through a website called Gaydar.

At St Albans Crown Court Loy, 67, of Woodhurst Avenue, Watford, appeared for sentence on a total of 17 child sex abuse charges.

Anne Evans prosecuting said it was on June 23 last year that police went to the defendant’s home.

He was arrested for possessing indecent images of children, which police believed he had sent to others via the internet.

He had amassed a collection of more than 2,000 images, some of which were at the very worst level.

Some of the pictures police found showed a young boy being abused by Loy himself.

Detectives were able to trace the teenager, who the court heard is still in a state of denial about what happened even though the photos provide conclusive proof.

The court heard that one man Loy distributed the photos to was an 80-year-old and living in Canada.

The man, a former teacher from England who had emigrated, had subsequently been jailed.

Judge Andrew Bright QC hearing the case was told that Loy had met a young boy through a website called Gaydar.

Miss Evans said the boy made contact with Loy and the pair met in a car park in Watford.

The court was told Loy put the youngster’s push bike in the boot of his car and then drove the boy to his home where, in a bedroom, they undressed and touched each other.

The prosecutor said Loy had sent an account of the incident to other internet users.

In court Loy pleaded guilty to five offences of sexual activity with a child, three offences of taking indecent photos, two of distributing indecent pictures, five of making indecent photos of a child and two of possessing indecent photos.

Passing sentence Judge Bright told Loy he had systematically abused one young boy who he had photographed.

He said he had taken advantage of the second youth “for his own gratification”.

He was jailed for five years and three months.

Loy’s name will also go on the sex offenders register for the rest of his life and he was also made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order.