‘I love little boys so much’ – One of the depraved messages teen pervert sent to other paedos after being sentenced for sex attack on schoolgirl
Teenage pervert James Cartwright contacted 15 children just days after he was sentenced for sexually assaulting a schoolgirl.
The 18-year-old also downloaded child abuse images on a phone app and traded then with like-minded individuals.
In messages to other paedophiles, Cartwright described rape videos as ‘awesome’ and said he ‘loved little boys so much’.
The offences happened just days after he was banned from having a mobile with access to the internet or contacting children under 16.
Now Cartwright has been sentenced to 27 months detention in a young offenders’ institution.
Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard Cartwright was made the subject of a referral order and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) by the youth court in March after he was convicted of three offences of making indecent images of children and sexually assaulting a child under 13.
He was then reported to police after he contacted a 12-year-old boy just 11 days after receiving the order.
Prosecutor Brian McKenna said police visited the defendant’s home and found his mobile phone on March 30.
Mr McKenna said: “The phone was found under a pile of clothes on his bed and he was arrested. He said he wanted to keep the phone hidden and he used an app to trade indecent images of children – still images and videos.
“He said the images he distributed were mostly males aged six to 16 and then changed that to four to 17.
“He said he got no sexual gratification from viewing these images. He said he exchanged images every day.
“He said he had contacted about 15 children aged nine to 16.”
The defendant’s mobile was examined and contained 23 still images and two videos at category A – the most serious; one category B video and 16 still images at category C.
Mr McKenna said: “He had been having conversations with six other people on the app. He offered to trade 100 indecent images of children. He described receiving real rape videos and described them as awesome and said he ‘loved little boys so much’. He added he was interested in girls aged one to 15, including babies.”
Cartwright, of Hamil Road, Burslem, pleaded guilty to making indecent images of a child; distributing indecent images of children and three offences of breaching a SHPO.
Leslie Barnett, mitigating, said the defendant is at a loss to explain why these offences happened.
She said: “He understands they are wrong and awful and he feels he needs some help to try and prevent these things from happening in the future.
“He has asked for help moving forward.”
Judge Paul Glenn said: “It is abundantly plain you were completely undeterred by those earlier court proceedings. And despite being aware of the terms of the SHPO you immediately deliberately flouted them.
“You were prohibited from using devices to gain access to the internet. Despite that you contacted a 12-year-old boy even though you knew you were prohibited from contact with children.
“When police came to arrest you, you said you did not have a mobile. But one was found at your home.
“To your credit you were frank with police. You accepted trading images of children.
“You claimed to get no sexual gratification from the images. The conversations you had with others proves that too is a lie. You were requesting child pornography from others and making it plain your preference was for boys.
“Your denial of sexual interest in children is utterly ridiculous.
“You are assessed as being a high risk of serious harm to male and female children.
“You were involved in the making and distribution of images of real children who were being subjected to appalling sexual abuse and being irreparably damaged. Your actions encouraged the abusers.
“You showed contempt to a court order made to help you.”
The SHPO will remain in place and Cartwright will be on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years. He was also barred from a range of activities involving children and vulnerable adults.