June 2015

Female carer caught with snake, dog and horse porn at work spared jail

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A carer who used WhatsApp to share extreme films of a woman having sex with a snake, a horse and a dog wept as she was spared jail

Tracey Haigan, 52, kept a collection of nine extreme pornographic movies on her mobile phone while working at the Mulberry Lodge Day and Care Centre in Mulberry Way, Barkingside.

She was arrested in June 2013 after a colleague spotted her and two other carers watching a porn clip on a phone in the staff kitchen of the centre.

Haigan appeared “intrigued and shocked” by the clip, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

A search of her two phones revealed nine bestial films had been sent to Hagen via WhatsApp messenger, which she forwarded on to her friends.

The clips included women having intercourse with a snake, a dog, a horse and a man while a baby was strapped to her back.

Haigan, of Mansell Street, Aldgate, told police in interview: “It didn’t occur to me to report the images, I had no idea it was illegal, I sent the images on.”

James Benson, prosecuting, said Haigan “had little experience of technology” and had only recently got WhatsApp.

Mr Benson said it was not clear who the material was from, but it was clear it had been watched and disseminated.

Haigan, who has no previous convictions, admitted one count of possession of extreme pornographic moving images.

The prosecution dropped a charge of showing an indecent image of a child relating to the movie involving a baby, and a further charge of possession of extreme pornographic still images.

Handing Haigan a three-month sentence – suspended for 18 months – Judge Patricia Lees expressed her disgust at the material.

She said it would have been “immediately apparent that they contained extreme pornographic material”.

Haigan – who has since lost her job at the home – was also ordered to undertake 100 hours in unpaid work and pay £300 in costs.

May 2015

Female faces jail after sharing snake, horse and dog porn on WhatsApp

A carer who used WhatsApp to share extreme films of a woman having sex with a snake, a horse and a dog is facing jail.

Tracey Haigan, 52, kept a collection of nine extreme pornographic movies on her two mobile phones while working at Mulberry Lodge Day and Care Centre in Barkingside.

She was arrested in June 2013 after a colleague spotted her and two other carers watching one of the movies in the staff kitchen.

Haigan appeared “intrigued and shocked” rather than disgusted by the movie, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

A search revealed the films were sent to Haigan via WhatsApp before she forwarded them on to friends.

The clips included a woman having intercourse with a snake, a woman having sex with a dog, a woman having sex with a horse and a woman having sex with a man while a baby was strapped to her back.

In an interview with police, Haigan said: “It didn’t occur to me to report the images, I had no idea it was illegal, I sent the images on.”

James Benson, prosecuting, told the court Haigan “had little experience of technology” and had only recently got the WhatsApp application.

Mr Benson added: “It would have been immediately apparent that the video contained extreme pornographic material but it’s not clear who she received the material from.”

Haigan, of Guinness Court, Mansell Street, Aldgate, who has no previous convictions, admitted one count of possession of extreme pornographic moving images.

The prosecution dropped a charge of showing an indecent image of a child and a further charge of possession of extreme pornographic still images.

Paula Cochrane, for Haigan, said she was suffering from depression and was due to have an MRI scan because of frequent numbness in her left arm.

Judge Patricia Lees adjourned sentencing until May 22, asking for written evidence from her doctor.

Haigan was granted conditional bail.