October 2017

Binman nicknamed ‘teenylover’ caught with horrific 45-second baby abuse clip

A perverted binman who downloaded and distributed sickening images of child abuse while hiding behind fake names online is in prison today.

Andrew Darren Turner, 33, was caught in two raids with almost 2,000 disturbing pictures of children on his phones and tablets.

The depraved material included a horrific video of a two-year-old girl being raped, Teesside Crown Court heard on Tuesday.

The former Stockton Borough Council binman carried on accessing the disturbing images of increasingly young victims even after an arrest, investigation and previous caution.

He had a collection of 589 indecent photos when the National Crime Agency first led police to his door on April 18 last year.

Online accounts were found under two bogus names, the court was told.

A paedophile online investigation team found chats where he used the name “teenylover” and sent images of abused children as young as nine to other perverts.

While he was on bail, a North Wales investigation into the distribution of child abuse images put him on the radar again, using another false name, two months later.

This time he was arrested while he was house-sitting at a Stockton home on August 17.

He had 1,404 images showing younger victims than before, including the 45-second rape video.

He was already on the sex offenders’ register after a caution for making indecent photos of children in 2015, and broke the law by not declaring his aliases.

Turner, of Claymond Court, Stockton, admitted 11 charges – six of making and four of distributing indecent photos of children, and one of breaching sex offender notification requirements.

The judge, Recorder Eric Elliott QC, told Turner: “It hardly needs to be said that these are very serious matters.

“The effects upon the victims in these photographs are unimaginable.

The judge jailed Turner for three years with an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and put him on the sex offenders’ register for life.

August 2017

Shamed paedophile covers his face after admitting to sharing sick pictures

A paedophile who admitted sharing indecent pictures fled court with a hood covering his face.

Stockton’s Andrew Darren Turner entered guilty pleas to 11 offences, including making and distributing sick images of children.

The 33-year-old could now be jailed after being told he must be sentenced by a senior judge.

The images were amassed over a 12-month period from April last year.

And Turner, of Claymond Court, Norton, also admitted that he didn’t disclose an alias for over a year while signing the sex offender’s register.

Dressed in a thick winter coat, he legged it from Teesside Magistrates’ Court following Thursday’s hearing.

However he will return to the dock to be sentenced at an unspecified future date at Teesside Crown Court.

Granting him unconditional bail, District Judge Kristina Harrison ordered the probation service to carry out a pre-sentence report.