November 2019

Pervert took and shared indecent pictures of child

A paedophile who took and shared indecent pictures of a child has been jailed.

James Smith, from Dartford, was sentenced for three years and eight months at Woolwich Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to a number of sexual offence charges in October.

They include taking and making indecent photos of a child, two counts of making indecent photos of children, distributing indecent photos of a child and publishing an obscene article.

The 34-year-old was arrested on Wednesday, September 18 after officers from the Paedophile Online Investigation Team carried out a search warrant at his home.

He was questioned over the material and associated chat online and broke down in tears. His phone and other electrical devices were analysed by detectives.

Officers found out six of the pictures Smith had taken were shared on social media and he had also engaged in sexual discussion about the images online.

He was also found in possession of a Category A image – the most serious level.