September 2019

Pervert sentenced for sexual offences

A paedophile who ordered the live online sexual abuse of Filipino children by their parents has been jailed for nine years.

Jonathan Kay, 54, of Monmouth, even lied and claimed he was a paedophile hunter, but was convicted of 10 charges.

Kay made 190 bank transfers to families in the Philippines.

Jailing him at Cardiff Crown Court, Mr Recorder Philpotts said the abuse was “vile and disgusting”, and called Kay “depraved”.

Kay said he was not interested in conventional sex.

He used online accounts and the dark web to order, pay for and watch the graphic abuse of children in the Philippines. One victim was a girl thought to be as young as three years old.

The parents of the children were paid to carry out abuse of their own children on webcams.

On one occasion he asked for and watched the simultaneous abuse of one woman’s three daughters who were aged eight, seven and five.

Mr Recorder Philpotts said the former Royal Navy chief petty officer had “a veneer of respectability that masked (his) depravity”.

After Kay was arrested, police examined a number of computer devices and found chat logs of him arranging the abuse with Filipino mothers.

He was found guilty of seven charges of arranging the commission of a child sex offence, one charge of possession of an indecent image, one charge of possessing an extreme pornographic image and one offence of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

As well as the prison term, Kay was issued with a sexual harm prevention order.

Leanne Jonathan, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “He showed no regard for the children being abused, repeatedly paying to watch sexual acts to satisfy his own sickening fantasies.”

August 2019

Fake ‘paedophile hunter’ Jonathan Kay guilty of sex offences

A man who was caught paying to watch parents make their children perform sex acts online has been found guilty of child sex offences.

Jonathan Kay made 190 bank transfers to families in the Philippines.

The 54-year-old claimed he was a “paedophile hunter” and was trying to stop children being exploited.

Kay, of King Henry V Drive, Monmouth, was found guilty of 10 charges at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court and will be sentenced at a later date.

One girl who was abused was just three years old.

The prosecution said he was “nothing more than a paedophile himself” and judge Mr Recorder Philpotts said “these are unusually grave offences”.

His own defence team said Kay was “sexually depraved” with “shocking” sexual preferences.

Kay admitted he paid for extreme adult sex shows online – but claimed he never saw images of child abuse.

He told the jury he was gathering text based evidence of a paedophile ring in the Philippines to pass on to the authorities.

But he was found guilty of seven charge of arranging the commission of a child sex offence, two concerning the possession of indecent images and one of perverting the course of justice by throwing away a laptop computer, which was never recovered.

Kay was warned he faces a “substantial sentence of years in prison” and was remanded in custody until sentencing at a date to be confirmed.