October 2017

Clifton actor who taught children online safety in schools had 2,000 child sex abuse pictures

Theodore Fraser was doing a worthwhile job of going into schools and teaching online safety advice to children.

But in reality he represented exactly the kind of danger he was warning of.

Unknown to his wife, family and church, for some ten years he went online and downloaded child sexual abuse photos and films.

And as well as sending out photos of his erect penis to a 13-year-old girl, he tried to get two girls to send him intimate photos of them.

Fraser, 30, of College Road in Clifton, pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent images of children and distributing 785 indecent images of children.

He also admitted two charges of attempting to incite a child aged 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity and attempting to cause a child aged 13 to look at an image of sexual activity.

Judge Mark Horton jailed him for 31 months.

He told Fraser: “There can be no question that you were taking advantage of what you believed to be girls of that age and you were manipulating them and seeking to persuade them to send pictures of themselves.”

Julian Howells, prosecuting, said police acting on information searched Fraser’s home and seized his computers.

Mr Howells said: “The defendant requested an early interview. He worked as an actor visiting schools and teaching children to stay safe online.”

The court heard Fraser had 785 folders available for file-sharing with others.

Further evidence showed he had sent two photos of his erect penis to a girl aged 13 in the USA, and attempted to get her to send him a photo of her engaging in a solo sex act.

Fraser also attempted to get a girl aged 15 in the USA to perform a solo sex act, the judge was told.

The actor told police he would give his age online as 17, 19 and 22 and wanted to have sex chats for sexual gratification.