August 2019

Convicted paedophile caught by paedophile hunting team attempting to groom child for sex

January 2018

Paedophile who had ‘manual’ on how to sexually abuse children jailed

A paedophile was caught with a manual which detailed how to sexually abuse young children.

Thomas Hutson has been jailed for two years after police raided his home in Old Leake and discovered hundreds of photographs and films on his computer depicting children being sexually abused.

Lincoln Crown Court heard that following the raid in February, checks on the computer revealed that Hutson had been distributing the illegal images to other people using Skype and file sharing sites.

In total 1,860 indecent photographs of children were found on his computer together with 311 films with footage lasting 17 hours.

The images included 331 photographs and 179 moving images which were in the most serious category showing the rape of young children

Faye Mellor, prosecuting, said: “They showed the most extreme forms of child abuse predominantly involving girls. Some were exceptionally young.

“In his possession he also had a paedophile manual. It included explicit instructions as to how to abuse children. It also gave tips to avoid detection.”

When Hutson was later interviewed by police he made full admissions.

Hutson, 26, of Bert Allen Drive, Old Leake, pleaded guilty to three charges of making an indecent image of a child, one charge of possession of a prohibited image of a child, one charge of distributing an indecent image and one charge of possession of an indecent image of a child with intent to distribute.

He also admitted a further charge of possession of a paedophile manual. The charges relate to the period between January 2012 and January 2017.

In addition to being jailed he was placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and given a five year sexual harm prevention order.