‘Disgusting’ Newport paedophile back behind bars

A “high risk” re-offending paedophile sexually attracted to young girls is back behind bars after he was caught downloading indecent images of children performing gymnastics.

Jason Lee Evans, from Newport, was branded “disgusting” by a judge when he was jailed in 2016 for 16 months for having 17,000 child abuse images.

The 50-year-old, of Gaer Vale, was sent to prison again after he pleaded guilty to making 129 category B and C indecent images this April.

Evans also admitted possessing extreme animal pornography and breaching a sexual harm prevention order imposed four years ago by installing a VPN on his mobile phone

Harry Baker, prosecuting, told Cardiff Crown Court, some of the indecent images of young girls depicted them performing gymnastics or swimming.

He said: “This is a serious breach. There is a very serious risk of harm here.

“The defendant has a real attraction for young girls. There is only a small step between this and taking his own photographs.”

Judge Richard Williams told Evans: “This was a deliberate and calculated act.

“You present a high risk of reoffending and there is no prospect of rehabilitation in my judgement.”

He jailed him for 20 months and ordered him to register as a sex offender for 10 years and made him the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for the same period of time.

Four years ago, when he was being sentenced at Newport Crown Court, Judge Christopher Llewellyn-Jones QC told the defendant: “Jason Lee Evans, frankly you disgust me.”

Prosecutor Jason Howells said in 2016 that of the 17,727 indecent still images and videos of children Evans had, 283 of these images were category A – the most serious.

There were 283 images at category B and there were 17,161 category C images.

They showed mainly girls between six and 12-years-old.

He told the court in some of the images the children appeared to be in “pain” and there was use of ropes and also animals involved.

Mr Howells said the defendant co-operated with police and answered the door to officers saying, ‘I’ll show you where they are to speed things up for you’. Police recovered a computer tower and a number of hard drives.

Evans told police in his interview that he had been an amphetamine addict for 20 years but had been clean up until just before his arrest.

The defendant admitted he searched for terms including school “girls in uniform” and “pre-teen hard core”.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing indecent images of children.

October 2016

Pervert jailed for possessing 17,700 indecent images of children

A Newport man has been jailed for possessing more than 17,700 indecent images of children which included a eight-year-old child who had their hands and legs bound with rope.

Jason Evans, aged 46, of St Julian Street, Newport, was sentenced at Newport Crown Court yesterday for three counts of possession of indecent photos of children.

He pleaded guilty to all three counts at the hearing.

Jason Howells, prosecuting, told the court that police on August 30, of this year, searched the defendant’s home where they found a total of 17,727 indecent images of children.

The court heard 283 of these images were category A – the most serious; 283 images were category B and 17,161 were category C images. They were a mixture of photos and videos showing mainly girls between six and 12-years-old.

Of the 283 category A images; 153 were photos and 130 were videos. Mr Howells said some of these were of children under two-years-old.

He told the court in some of the images the children appeared in ‘pain’, there was use of ropes and also animals involved.

The court heard, the defendant co-operated with police and answered the door to officers saying ‘I’ll show you where they are to speed things up for you.” Police recovered a computer tower and a number of hard drives.

Evans told police in his interview that he had been an amphetamine addict for 20 years but had been clean up until just before his arrest. The defendant admitted he searched for terms including school ‘girls in uniform’ and ‘pre-teen hard core.’

Mr Howells said police also found 37, 291 other images which have yet to be categorised but a sample were category C.

Judge Christopher Llewellyn-Jones QC in sentencing Evans to 16 months imprisonment said: “Jason Lee Evans, frankly you disgust me.

“If you had committed these sort of offences yourself on a child you would be going to prison for a very long time. Frankly, I see little difference between a man who actually commit these offences and the man who looks at them because the man who looks at them is providing the outlet for the man who commits these offences.”

Evans will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years and will be on the sex offender’s register for the same period.