November 2019

Derbyshire paedophile obsessed with horrific child sex abuse images

This vile Derbyshire paedophile tried to claim he received no sexual gratification from watching the 150,000 sick child abuse images found on his computers

But a judge told married father-of-two Wayne Davenport he “did not accept that for one moment” as he spared him an immediate prison sentence.

Derby Crown Court heard how the films and images the police discovered showed girls as young as eight being sexually attacked.

More than 1,000 of them were the most serious Category A which showed the worst type of abuse, including adults abusing young girls in the most horrific way.

And the 52-year-old, who has terminal cancer, admitted he viewed the hideous abuse “at least every other day”.

Handing Davenport a 15-month jail term, suspended for two years, Judge Jonathan Bennett said: “I can’t recall a case for a long time where there were so many images.

“There were 151,636, the prosecution tells me and just over 1,000 were of the worst category.

It is just unbelievable.

These offences are bad enough when they involve children aged 13 or 14, but some of these were in the eight-to-ten-years-old group.

You had developed an obsession, an addiction to child pornography and I do not accept for one moment you did not get any sexual gratification from this.

“This is not just you sitting in your living room watching them every day or every other day, these are real children being abused.”

Laura Pitman, prosecuting, said police raided Davenport’s address in South Street North, Chesterfield, at 7am on November 28, 2018, after receiving information that indecent images of children were being downloaded from there.

She said his electronic devices were seized and analysed and 921 images, of which 145 were films, of the most serious Category A were discovered, 660 Category B, which included 40 movies and an astounding 150,055 Category C, of which 139 were films.

Miss Pitman said another 9,667 images or films were found in an “inaccessible” location on his hard drive.

And on a separate drive, files were found which included Davenport using search terms including “10-year-old Nicole”.

Miss Pitman said: “In interview, he admitted the offences fully, saying he downloaded the images, sometimes saving them, then deleting them using a program.

“He said he viewed them every day or every other day and that he did not get any sexual gratification from them and was just curious.

“He said he had a problem and wanted to go to court and get help.”

Davenport pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children.

August 2019

Man seeks sex offender treatment after he admitted having indecent images of children

A man is due to be sentenced after he appeared in court charged with three counts of making indecent photographs of children.

Derby Crown Court heard on Wednesday, July 31, how Wayne Davenport, 52, of South Street North, New Whittington, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to the three charges during a previous hearing on July 10 at Chesterfield magistrates’ court.

Davenport has pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of a child between February 23, 2018, and August 12, 2018.

The first count was listed to have involved 921 Category A indecent photographs, the second count was listed to have involved 660 Category B indecent photographs and the third count was listed to have involved 150,055 Category C indecent images.

Category C is regarded as the lower category on the scale for indecent images.

Recorder John Butterfield QC agreed that a pre-sentence report could be compiled with the probation service and he adjourned the case until August 21 for sentencing.

He told Davenport: “I order a pre-sentence report in your case. I bend over backwards to make clear I am not making any promises and any disposals for alternatives to custody can be made on your behalf.”

Davenport was released from court on bail until the next hearing.