September 2017

Paedophile told he ‘brought shame on his fiancee of 13 years’

A Hungarian man who possessed indecent images of children and extreme porn that included bestiality was told that he brought shame to his fiancée of 13 years.

Attila Dorogi, 35, of Parkinson Drive, Chelmsford, pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images of extreme pornography when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on July 26. He returned to the same court today (September 5) for sentencing.

Prosecutor Samantha Lowther told the court that on August 8 last year Essex Police received a tip off that suggested that an address on Parkinson Drive was being used to upload indecent images of children.

When police officers searched the house, they found a hard-drive, hidden in a tin at the back of a cupboard in the sitting room, that included indecent pornographic content.

Police found four category A – the worst possible category – indecent images of children, 24 category B, 47 category C and 17 extreme pornographic images.

Dorogi did not make any comment to the police when he was interviewed.

Judge David Turner QC addressed Dorogi by telling him that his actions brought not only shame to himself but the woman who has supported him.

He said: “This is a shameful day for you and perhaps especially for your fiancée of 13 years, with whom you have been in a stable relationship with and has no doubt supported you and stood by your side.

“This is not a victimless crime. If people did not turn to those distasteful websites, then evil people would not make money and little children would not be exploited.

“You have pleaded guilty at the first practical opportunity to three counts involving child images. You have taken responsibility for possessing 17 images of extreme pornography involving bestiality.

“I don’t know what it is at 35-years-old which has led you to be drawn to such material. I hope that once you have worked with the probation over the next year or more, some understanding of what has drawn you to this material may be achieved.

“I have no doubt that almost no purpose will be served by imposing a prison sentence. I’m going to punish you, but in a constructive way.”

Judge Turner QC issued a community order of 24 months for all four counts. Dorogi must also complete 180 hours of unpaid work and 30 days rehabilitation activity requirement and attend the maps for change programme.

He was also order to pay prosecution costs of £320 and issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for five years.

Judge Turner QC added: “This is an unhappy chapter. I’m giving you the opportunity to put this behind you and move on with your life. I hope you can pick up your relationship and your plans for the future and lead a constructive life.”