May 2016

“Disgusting” pervert caught with more than 400 images of children being abused escapes jail

A REDDITCH man caught with more than 400 indecent images of children – including videos showing girls aged two and four crying as they were sexually abused – has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Scott Tayler, 26, of Eckington Close, pretended to be a teenage girl on internet chat sites to get some of the pictures, Worcester Crown Court heard.

He admitted a total of 13 counts of making indecent images of children.

Recorder Denis Desmond, sentencing him to 12 months jail, suspended for two years, told him: “Most people would think you are a pathetic and disgusting individual.

“I see you are nodding and think you agree.”

Tayler was put under two years of supervision from the probation service and ordered to attend 25 days of rehabilitation activities.

He was also told he could have no communication with any girl under 18 unless they were with a parental guardian and was ordered to pay £500 towards court costs.

He was further given a sexual harm prevention order limiting his use of computers.

The recorder said that, if he had jailed Tayler, he would have spent only three or four months in custody and it was better he had “something hanging over” his head.

Tayler, who was of previous good character, had made suicide threats and sought the advice of the Samaritans, said Recorder Desmond.

Paul Cook, prosecuting, told the court that police found a total of 105 pictures and six movies in Category A – the most serious kind – when police examined his computer tablets, laptop and mobile phones in April 2014.

Officers also found 93 pictures and two movies in the Category B and 228 Category C still images.

Mr Cook added that Tayler used the alter ego of a teenage girl on chat sites and received images.

“He was pretending to be a sexually active teenage girl,” said Mr Cook.

He added that one movie showed a girl aged four crying that it hurt as an adult forced sex upon her and another involving a two-year-old, crying for their mother.

Nigel Stelling, defending, said members of Tayler’s family were concerned that he should be able to lead a normal family life but that any contact with young female members would be supervised.