Pervert Derbyshire doctor jailed for downloading and sharing hundreds of child sexual abuse images
A pervert Derbyshire doctor has been jailed for downloading and distributing hundreds of indecent images of children
Dr Alexander Shaw appeared before Derby Crown Court on Tuesday, December 22, after previously pleading guilty to ten counts relating to downloading and distributing more than 500 indecent images of young people.
Shaw had also had sexual conversations with males who he believed to be 15 years of age
Prosecuting, Jonathan Dunne told the court that, of the images found on Shaw’s laptop and two mobile phones, 118 were Category A images, the most extreme kind, 174 were Category B and 255 were Category C.
He said that police had raided the home of Shaw’s partner, where the electronic items had been seized in July 2018. A further mobile phone was also seized but police forensic experts were unable to unlock it.
He said: “He was interviewed on two occasions and on the first he accepted using the internet to look at pornography but said he had not knowingly downloaded illegal images, and on the second occasion, when confronted with the evidence he responded no comment to all the questions.”
Mr Dunne told the court that Shaw, 28, of Lockton Avenue, Heanor, had shared videos on WhatsApp, but the Crown had not been able to establish how many people he had shared them with.
Sentencing Shaw to two-and-a-half years in prison, Recorder Mark Watson told him he had to balance his own rehabilitation with protecting the public.
“You were conversing in a sexual way with someone about child abuse and it hasn’t been possible to see how many more people received these images, but once they’ve been distributed once, they can be shared time and time again.
“You admitted that you found the images attractive and this is not a victimless crime.”
He also made a sexual harm prevention order which will prohibit Shaw from using any device which allows him access to the internet for an indefinite period.
Pervert admits sharing vile child abuse images
A depraved pervert has admitted to sharing vile child sex abuse images with like-minded paedophiles.
Alexander Shaw also had animal porn and more than 500 more disgusting photos showing underage victims being sexually assaulted.
Now the 28-year-old, of Heanor, has less than a month to learn whether or not he will be sent to prison.
Appearing over a link into Derby Crown Court, Shaw, of Lockton Avenue, Heanor, admitted a total of 10 charges related to indecent images of children.
He pleaded guilty to making 118 of the most serious category A which typically show youngsters being sexually abused by adults.
Shaw admitted to making 174 category B, 255 category C and possessing 11 extreme pornographic images involving animals and humans engaged in sexual activity.
He pleaded guilty to possessing 22 prohibited images of children and to four counts of distributing indecent images of children.
The offences are dated between April 2016 and July 2018.
Judge Jonathan Bennett handed him bail until December 22 when Shaw must appear at the same court to be sentenced.
He told him: “You will get credit for your guilty plea but these are serious offences.
“The fact that I am extending your bail you should not take that as any indication of what your sentence will be.
“All options will be open when you are sentence next month.”