February 2021

Pervert who shared sickening child rape videos said ‘he didn’t know it was a crime’

A pervert who said ‘he didn’t know it was a crime’ after sharing sickening child rape videos and animal porn has been jailed.

Asylum seeker Fartam Bassiri claimed he didn’t have a sexual interest in children despite police finding around indecent images of kids on his laptop in December 2018 after a police raid.

One of the three videos of child rape sent by the 46-year-old involved two boys engaged in a sexual act with a donkey.

Another video, sent to a doctor in Germany, involved two 12-year-old girls performing sex acts.

In another a mature female abused a boy between five and seven while a child aged between two and three is in the background.

The dad-of-three stood in the dock trying to bargain with the judge who had just locked him up, telling him he didn’t know sharing the images was a crime and that he did it out of disgust, not because he was sexually attracted to children.

Learning he had been jailed Bassiri, with the help of an interpreter, said: “I really really don’t know this is a crime and I wouldn’t know that by sending this to somebody else to show someone disgusting matter is going to cause me this problem.”

But Judge David Swinnerton refused to believe him telling Bassiri: “You have not yet been ready to face up to why you were looking at and distributing these images.”

Mike Stephenson, prosecuting, explained in the raid police found 11 category A images, of which eight were videos, 27 category B images, of which two were videos and one category C image.

There were also two still images of extreme pornography involving animals and six videos.

Mr Stephenson said: “Some of the images were automatically loaded onto another piece of equipment, there was some element of duplication.”

He explained one of the three videos of child rape involved a mature female and a boy aged between five and seven which was sent to an address in Georgia on October 16, 2018.

A second video which involved two 12-year-old girls was sent to a doctor in Germany.

Bassiri then sent another video to the same doctor in Germany on December 5, 2018, which involved two boys aged eight and 12 and a donkey.

Mr Stephenson added: “The crown’s position is he does have a sexual interest in children.”

Bassiri, of Keyes Close, Birchwood, Warrington, admitted; three counts of downloading indecent photographs of children, distributing three child rape videos, possessing an extreme pornographic image portraying serious injury to a person’s private parts, possessing seven extreme pornographic images including animals and possessing 39 indecent images of children.

Judge David Swinnerton, detailing the vile nature of the images, said: “You not only downloaded that but you shared it. I don’t think you have been entirely frank with your reasons for looking at this. You said you shared them to show disgust and comment at how terrible this is.

“You didn’t just post it once. You distributed it on three separate occasions – that is in addition to the 30 images you had downloaded.”

“You have expressed some remorse and shame. You know this material, looking at it and in particular sharing it is deeply wrong and that is why the starting point for sharing is three years.”

Judge Swinnerton said he took into account Bassiri’s good character and afforded him full credit for his guilty pleas.

The judge added: “You are someone with a wife and three children for whom you provide, although at the moment you are not living with them because of this offence.

“I note what is said about the further risk you pose being low but I also note you have not yet been ready to face up to why you were looking at and distributing these images.

“I also have to ask myself whether the only proper sentence for distributing class A images is one of immediate imprisonment and I take the view it is I am afraid.”

Judge Swinnerton said: “Those that distribute class A images of children can expect to go to prison.”

Bassiri was jailed for one year and eight months.

He was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and must adhere to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years.

January 2021

Pervert sent sickening child rape videos and kept animal porn

A pervert sent three videos of children being raped and kept around 30 indecent images of children for nine years.

Fartam Bassiri was also found with eight extreme pornographic images – one of which portrayed an act likely to result in serious injury to a person’s private parts.

Despite being found with a sickening library of images the 45-year-old claims he isn’t sexually attracted to children and instead said it was a “peculiar interest” in the ‘shocking’ nature of the images.

Today at Liverpool Crown Court Judge Rachel Smith asked counsel for an update on where the case was up to.

Jonathan Turner, defending, said: “He accepts having sent three video images that, as I understand it, was the main issue between the crown and myself.”

Mr Turner said that a number of the images were duplicates and told the court there were around 30 which were not

Mike Stephenson, prosecuting, said: “I think an important aspect is whether he has a sexual interest in children or not.”

Judge Smith explained that a previous judge had said it is a “common assertion” in these cases, adding “it will be up to the sentencing judge to determine what a defendant’s motivation was”.

Mr Turner said: “The defendant maintains he has no sexual interest in children.”

Bassiri, of Keyes Close, Birchwood in Warrington, previously admitted; three counts of downloading indecent photographs of children, distributing three child rape videos, possessing an extreme pornographic image portraying serious injury to a person’s private parts, possessing seven extreme pornographic images including animals and possessing around 30 indecent images of children.

Bassiri is charged with downloading images of children between April 1, 2009 and December 11, 2018.

He was found with the extreme pornographic images on December 11, 2018 and was charged with distributing the three videos of child rape between December 1, 2017 and December 1, 2018.

Judge Rachel Smith adjourned the hearing so a probation report could be obtained.

Bassiri will appear at Liverpool Crown Court to be sentenced in February.