May 2016

Child abuse images pervert banned from supermarket and library

PERVERT Lee Taylor has been banned from his local shop and library after he downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children.

The 29-year-old also lost his job after receiving a text telling him he would be killed if he went to work.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard the defendant became isolated and downloaded the indecent images on his home computers.

Now Taylor has been handed a two-year community order and placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

Prosecutor Kevin Jones said police searched the defendant’s home in Birch Dale, Madeley, on August 27 after ‘receiving information’.

Mr Jones said: “They recovered a computer tower, three laptops and a hard-drive.

“Indecent images were found on all five devices.”

In total there were 115 still images and 17 movies at category A – the most serious; 77 stills and 14 movies at category B; and 356 stills and six movies at category C.

And there were 487 prohibited images of children. Mr Jones added: “The titles of the videos would give a clear indication of what was on them. They included ‘Pre-teen’, ’13-year-old’, and ‘Jail-bate’.

“These images were searched for, rather than found.”

‘He has had to move just so he can walk in the street’

Taylor, of, Birch Dale, Madeley, pleaded guilty to six offences of making indecent photographs of children and one charge of possessing prohibited images of children.

The offending happened between November 28, 2014 and August 29, 2015.

Jason Holt, mitigating, said the defendant had been ostracised since he entered his guilty pleas.

Mr Holt said: “There is a photo of him in the local supermarket which he is not allowed to use.

“And he has been barred from the library. He has had to move just so he can walk in the street.”

Mr Holt said the defendant ran a club involving fantasy role play and warcraft at Madeley Library.

The group’s members were aged from nine to senior adults.

‘He got a text to say if he went back he would be killed’

Mr Holt said: “There was no targeting of children or anything of that nature.

“It took place at the library and is now something he is barred from.”

He said Taylor had lost his job of eight years.

Mr Holt added: “He got a text to say if he went back he would be killed.”

Judge David Fletcher sentenced Taylor to a two-year community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement for 60 days.

He was also made the subject of a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ordered to pay £535 costs.

Judge Fletcher said: “You downloaded images which are illegal, distasteful, unpleasant and which reflect misery and human pain on a fairly large scale.

The children you were looking at for your own sexual gratification are real people. Their lives are shattered by this sort of abuse.”