September 2017

Computer pervert, 48, groomed more than 500 kids 

A perverted computer technician, 48, who groomed more than 500 kids on Movie Star Planet website using username HornyDaddy has been jailed.

Derek Hutton was sentenced to ten years behind bars for using the social media site to befriend girls and sexually abuse them over the internet.

Creating user names like “HornyDaddy” and “BigDaddy”, Hutton would strike up conversations with young girls on the “tween” site and make sexual comments.

He would encourage the girls to chat to him on Skype or ooVoo, which allow chat over webcams, and ask them to perform sex acts on camera or send naked photos.

Blackfriars Crown Court also heard that he would perform sex acts on himself while his victims watched.

Hutton set up over 407 usernames on the site after they were repeatedly blocked, but MSP was able to link them together – because he always used the same password – and informed the police.

The site is specifically aimed at children between the age of 11 and 15, and Hutton tried to contact dozens of different children from each of his 407 accounts.

Hutton had installed VPN software on his computer so investigators wouldn’t be able to track his IP address.

The National Crime Agency had initially believed he was based in the US before managing to trace him to his home in Harrow, north London.

When he was arrested on June 13, 2016, he told officers: “It’s like, when I’m alone, I get sexually frustrated, then I go on there [Movie Star Planet] and do that sort of thing.

“Then, when it’s over, I just feel absolutely horrified and disgusted.”

In court he plead guilty to three counts of causing a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity and one count of causing a girl aged between 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity in relation to seven victims between January 2015 and May 2016.

He further admitted five counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and two counts of making indecent images of children in relation to the same seven girls.

Hutton also admitted a multiple incident count of attempting to engage in sexual activity in the presence of a child in relation to around 500 unidentified victims between August 2014 and June 2016.

He admitted a multiple incident count of engaging in sexual activity with a child in relation to approximately 250 children, and a final charge of inciting a girl under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity in relation to around 50 children during the same period.

Jailing Hutton for 10 years, Judge Henry Blacksell QC said: “You were a self-employed computer technician.

“It gave you expertise which you applied in a destructive, corrupt, manipulative and predatory way.”