March 2020

Paedophile avoids prison sentence

A volunteer in a children’s home has avoided prison after he was caught with child rape images and videos and for leaving a message on a public toilet wall offering pictures of his four-year-old daughter

Kent police tracked down a paedophile after a message offering pictures of his four-year-old daughter, was scrawled on a toilet wall.

In fact Keiran Swain from Margate, Kent who worked as a volunteer in a children’s home, was not a dad but had been attempting to contact like-minded people, he claimed, to seek help for his addiction to child sex abuse images.

On his phone, officers found 44 category A videos – the most extreme grade – despite Swain telling them he didn’t like videos and images of penetrative sex “if they are very young. I don’t like to see children in pain.”

One shocking video where a baby girl of around 18 months is being raped by an adult man and an image which shows a girl of two or three being held down, screaming, as a man performs a vile act on her.

Speaking to a detective, Swain said: ‘I’m quite aware of what I’ve been doing isn’t normal and basically what I wanted was to try and communicate with somebody else to basically see if I am not normal or if other people feel that and to talk to them about the situation.’

He continued: ‘My intention wasn’t to distribute pictures and stuff like that. I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to talk to someone else and discuss what motivates these feelings really.’

Swain confirmed he has an interest in children aged between five-years-old to girls who are of age.

He had pleaded guilty to making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

Keiran Swain escaped jail and was given a community order after pleading guilty to making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children