October 2019

Female paedophile is spared jail after being found guilty of 2,000 child abuse images

A woman has been spared prison after being found guilty of having 2,000 child abuse pictures on her computer.

But Jasmine Zoe Rowbottom, 24, was spared prison after thousands of child sex abuse images were discovered on her computer.

Rowbottam, originally from Dudley, West Midlands, but who gave her address to the court as Mowbreck Park, a caravan site in Wesham near to two primary schools, was found guilty following a trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday October 14.

Police said more than 2,000 indecent images were found on her hard drive, including extreme pornography and pictures and video of children being sexually abused.

She was handed a 21-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Rowbottam was arrested after a raid by the Online Child Exploitation Team at her home in Dudley on June 6, 2016.

More than 50 pieces of computer equipment were examined as part of what police described as a “painstaking” investigation.

The 24-year-old denied the offences, claiming the images must have been caused by a virus on her computer or a USB stick given to her years before.

But forensic experts proved this was not the case and Rowbottom was found guilty of making indecent images and movies of children, and possession of extreme pornography.

She was given a two-year supervision order, as well as a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.