March 2021

Paedophile who filmed girl at beach kept child rape images

A paedophile who took a picture of a girl undressing at a beach has admitted to owning a stash of child rape images.

David Cadman was locked up in November last year for filming the nine year old girl undressing while she was at New Brighton beach with her parents.

The 65-year-old is currently serving a two year and four month prison sentence for breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) but was back in court today for keeping a twisted collection of pictures, including 20 images of children being raped.

At a previous crown court hearing Zillah Williams, prosecuting, explained that police had received intelligence of Cadman filming a girl on the beach.

In the video the girl is seen undressing on the sunny beach as her parents try to cover her with a towel – oblivious to Cadman’s perverted filming.

Police attended his Walton home where he handed over a Sony phone, on which was the video of the nine-year-old girl.

Ms Williams said: “It was on that phone that there was a moving video of the child on New Brighton beach, a child of about nine years getting undressed on the beach with her parents.”

Police discovered he had also deleted his internet history on the phone – which he is banned from doing after an SHPO was imposed following his imprisonment for possessing indecent images of children in November 2015.

When raiding Cadman’s home in August last year officers also discovered a digital camera, a Samsung Galaxy tablet, four USB sticks and a small amount of cannabis.

On the devices a total of 155 indecent images of children, including 20 images and videos of children being raped, were found.

After filming the child and deleting his internet history he admitted four counts of breaching the SHPO as well as possession of cannabis.

Cadman has previously been convicted in 1977 for indecent assault and in 1990 for exposure.

He appeared on a video link today at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court where he admitted downloading 20 category A images, 14 category B images and 121 category C images.

Cadman, previously of Espin Street, will appear at Liverpool Crown Court for sentence later this month.

November 2020

Paedophile who filmed girl, 9, undressing on beach ‘knew it was wrong’

A convicted paedophile filmed a nine-year-old girl undressing on New Brighton beach while she was with her parents.

The oblivious family were trying to cover their daughter with a towel as she got changed on the beach, but the sick paedophile videoed her and added it to his twisted collection.

Police found the footage on David Cadman’s phone along with 155 indecent images and videos of children.

The 64-year-old has previously been jailed for possessing indecent images of children and today appeared at Liverpool Crown Court for breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

When the order was imposed it banned him from deleting images or internet history and having devices unless they were made available to police for inspection.

Zillah Williams, prosecuting, explained that in August this year police officers “received information the defendant had been seen taking photographs on New Brighton beach of children”.

Police didn’t attend the beach but did go to his home address, where Cadman, of Espin Street, Walton, handed over a black Sony mobile phone.

Ms Williams said: “It was on that phone that there was a moving video of the child on New Brighton beach, a child of about nine years getting undressed on the beach with her parents.”

She explained it is obvious the parents are unaware their child is being filmed and were trying to “cover her up with a towel as she was getting changed”.

When asked about the video Cadman said: “I didn’t know her she was just on the beach with her family. I know it’s wrong I don’t know why I did it.”

Cadman was arrested and officers discovered the internet history on the phone had been wiped five to six weeks prior, which he claimed was due to a phone update.

Ms Williams explained that after his arrest another mobile phone was seized along with a digital camera and police also found a small amount of cannabis and a Samsung Galaxy tablet as well as four USB sticks.

After police examined them they discovered a total of 155 indecent images of children which included 20 images and videos of children being raped.

Detailing his previous convictions Ms Williams explained Cadman was convicted in 1977 for indecent assault, in 1990 for exposure.

His most recent conviction is for possession of indecent photographs of a child in November 2015, for which he received 14 months in prison.

Cadman was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register and adhere to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He admitted breaching the order on four counts and a charge of possession of cannabis.