January 2021

Police find videos of naked children and man having sex with chicken on phone

Police made a horrifying discovery when they looked at a man’s phone – discovering photographs of naked children and footage of a man having sex with a chicken.

Police officers in the Midlands found Andrew Brunt’s mobile phone during a raid on his home, and it revealed sickening material.

Mr Brunt, aged 40, who lives in Birmingham, would later go on to admit the possession of the 15 indecent images of children and the video.

But he told a court in Leicester, in the East Midlands, they were sent to him unsolicited and that he had failed to delete them.

At the moment, he is living in the city but is travelling to work in Loughborough and still sees his family

Prosecutor Quiana Fitzpatrick told Leicester Magistrates’ Court he surrendered his phone to the officers and analysts later found the indecent images of children aged three to 15 as well as the video

Ms Fitzpatrick told the court the children in some of the images were clothed, but there was also a number of naked images of children thought to be aged between three and five.

Of the latter group of children, she said: “They are posing for the camera and are in what appears to be in a studio setting.”

Brunt’s solicitor Ian Carter said: “There is no evidence of him searching for this kind of material. The police have checked his internet history.

“This material has been sent to him by another. It was not asked for and sadly he has retained it on his phone.

“He is receiving assistance for what he would say is addiction to adult pornography.

“His wife is standing by him. At the moment, he is living in Birmingham but is travelling to work in Loughborough and still sees his family.”

Magistrates accepted a prosecution application for a sexual harm prevention order, (SHPO) which will be in place for the next three years.

The full terms of Brunt’s order were not read out in court, but one restriction which was openly discussed means that he must not have ‘unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16 unless it was ‘unavoidable’.

Brunt will also take part in 20 rehabilitation sessions with specialists from the Probation Service and complete 100 hours of unpaid community work.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £90.