December 2020

Derby pervert had sick films involving animals

A Derby man who was caught with sick films featuring animals told probation that it was common for such images to be distributed in his home country of Iraq

Police also found indecent images of two young boys when they seized two mobile phones belonging to Alvaston’s Mohammed Salihi.

Now he has been spared a prison sentence despite serving one before for having false identification papers.

Handing him an 18-month community order, Judge Jonathan Bennett said: “Mr Salihi, you are 41 years of age and you fall to be sentenced for possessing extreme pornographic images and possession of indecent images.

“The first one did not involve children but they were extremely unpleasant and disturbing images and they involved real people and real animals.

“The second did involve young children, one was aged four-to-six and the other was a little older.

“I do not accept your explanation, which you have given to the author of your pre-sentence report that in Iraq it would be quite common for these images to be distributed.

David Lee, prosecuting, said police went to Salihi’s address in Brighton Road and arrested him on April 23, 2019.

He said two mobile phones were seized and it was discovered that the defendant had been sent three images from another person over WhatsApp.

Mr Lee said Salihi was interviewed and pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images and possession of extreme pornographic images.

He has one previous conviction for possessing fraudulent identity documents dating back more than a decade for which he was jailed despite his disability.

As part of the community order Salihi was ordered to attend 30 rehabilitation sessions with the probation service.

He was also handed a curfew confining him to his home address each night between 8.30pm and 6am for the next three months.

Judge Bennett also ordered the defendant to pay £750 prosecution costs, placed him on the sex offender register for five years and handed him a five-year sexual harm prevention order.