July 2020

Bullying Gosport paedophile who blackmailed girl, 13, jailed for 5 years

A pervert blackmailed a 13-year-old girl for more sexual images – warning her they would go ‘viral’ unless she sent him more.

Portsmouth Crown Court today heard the full extent of Jamie Waller’s sexual interest in children as he was jailed for five years.

The 25-year-old married ‘determined and manipulative paedophile’ was back in court after being handed a suspended term when he was caught by a vigilante in May last year.

But today it emerged police later re-examined his phones and found disturbing conversations with a 13-year-old girl dating to 2017, and 864 indecent images of children – all predating his first arrest.

Some images showed a girl as young as five being raped by men.

Bullying the teenage girl into sending images, Waller had said: ‘If you post to me I won’t put it out anywhere or show your mum – you should do whatever I say.’

Waller called her a ‘little slut’ and brought in a 50-year-old paedophile to their shared chat.

The girl was told: ‘I bet your parents don’t know you have that thong.’

Prosecutor Charles Digby revealed even while the former learning disability worker Waller was on a suspended sentence his offending did not stop.

In October last year, he told an undercover police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl that he ‘loved’ her and wanted her to send ‘naughty pictures’.

When the officer said ‘she’d been warned about that kind of thing at school,’ Waller replied: ‘It’s normal for people in love.’

Waller, of South Street, in Gosport, was arrested at work in Dunelm in Southampton on November 8 in 2019.

Mr Digby said Waller published explicit images on social media and shared them with other paedophiles, and forced the teenager to call him ‘master’ as she begged the pervert to leave her alone. This related to the girl he spoke to in 2017.

Waller also had explicit images and discussions with an unidentified girl, the court heard.

Detailing the prosecution case, judge Roger Hetherington said: ‘You are a determined and manipulative paedophile as demonstrated by your consistent behaviour since 2017, and you have used threats and blackmail to goad females you believed to be 13 or about that age into filming acts which were bound to cause feelings of fear, degradation and humiliation.

‘You also used social media to publish those photographs and you were to attract the attention of others from the wider paedophile community and involved them in chat sites with the victim.’

He added: ‘Your behaviour in blackmailing (the girl) with further pictures and claims to be her father is likely to cause her psychological harm.’

Waller admitted three charges of making indecent images, two of distributing, two of causing or inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity, and sexual communication with a child.

He also admitted attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child, attempting to cause or incite a girl to engage in sexual activity, attempting to cause a child to see a sexual image, and breaching his suspended sentence.

Waller was first arrested on July 21, 2018, at his home when a category A indecent image which showed the rape of a child was found on his phone. No action was then taken, the court heard.

By April 6, 2019, he was snared by a paedophile hunter posing as a 13-year-old girl. Waller was arrested and handed a suspended sentence in May that year.

Waller, who poses a high risk of serious harm to children, must sign the sex offenders’ register for life.

The judge imposed a sexual harm prevention order for life. Waller did not attempt to meet any child.