July 2019

Paedophile living close to a school after being released from jail halfway through his sentence

The relative of a convicted paedophile has spoken of his disgust after finding out he is reportedly living close to a school after being released from jail halfway through his sentence.

Christopher Sansam was jailed in February after he was found with 237 indecent images including of babies and toddlers being sexually abused, as well as two movies lasting more than seven minutes.

Hull Crown Court heard how he also boasted about incest, referring to getting his daughter pregnant in an online chat, despite not having one, and had used file-sharing software KIK to distribute the most extreme category of images.

Sansam’s barrister described him as “simple” during the sentencing hearing, hoping it may be “some mitigation for him”.

But speaking after finding out he had been released, one of Sansam’s close family members, who wanted to remain anonymous, claimed this is not true.

“People should see his photograph so they can protect their children from him”, said the relative.

“He’s not simple at all. He did well at school getting his GCSEs and he went on to gain a full mechanics qualification at college.

“He even worked as a temporary supervisor at Cranswick Foods – he’s not simple at all. He knows right from wrong and I’m so ashamed of what he has done.”

Sansam, 24, admitted to liking children between the ages of eight to fourteen, and his online behaviour was brought to the attention of Humberside Police in March 2018.

He admitted three offences of possessing indecent images, and two of distributing them.

Judge Mark Bury sentenced him to eight months in prison, and he was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years and was ordered to sign the sex offender’s registers for a decade.

But Sansam’s relative said he was now living near a primary school in the east Hull area.

“He’s only served four months and he’s out already,” claims Sansam’s relative.

“The whole family are ashamed of him and we are sickened he has been moved to near a school. I just can’t believe he has been near my children when he was charged with all of this and none of us ever knew.

“It wasn’t until he was in court we knew anything about it. What Christopher did makes me sick and everyone needs to know what he has done.”

February 2019

Paedophile who bragged about incest caught with sick baby abuse images

A paedophile who bragged about incest and said the ages of children he liked was “eight to fourteen” has been jailed.

Christopher Sansam, 24, who was described as “simple” by his barrister, later described the comment as “bravado” and something he “doesn’t entertain in real life”.

He also referred to getting his daughter pregnant in the chat, although he does not have one.

He was caught with 237 indecent images on his mobile phone, including one of a baby being sexually abused, and “others” of a toddler, Hull Crown Court heard.

Sansam had also used the file-sharing software KIK to distribute one category A image – the most extreme – and six category C images, making them available to any other paedophile who cared to access them.

Sansam, who was “proud” of his job at Cranswick Foods, where he has just been promoted to deputy shift supervisor, was caught after information “came to the attention of Humberside Police” on March 9 last year concerning the use of his email address.

Phillip Evans, prosecuting, said officers visited his home in Perry Street, west Hull, at 11am on July 19 and seized his phone from his bedroom.

Analysis showed it contained:

* 17 category A images, including two movies lasting a total of seven minutes and four seconds;

* 38 category B images, including one movie lasting 58 seconds;

* 182 category C images.

Sansam was also found to have “engaged in prurient sexual conversations”, including the one about incest, in which he also referred to two relatives. He was asked by the court to reveal what was shown in the category A image he distributed, but said: “I don’t know, can’t remember.”

Sansam admitted three offences of possessing indecent images, and two of distributing them. He had no previous convictions.

Jailing Sansam for eight months, Judge Mark Bury told him: “It would send out completely the wrong message to impose a sentence that didn’t deprive you of your liberty.

“Those who possess and distribute images of this kind must expect to receive immediate custodial sentences, whatever your personal circumstances.”

Sansam was made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years, and must register as a sex offender for the same period.