March 2021

Behind bars — Peter Tomlinson JAILED for child sex abuse offences

Prominent Isle of Wight businessman Peter Tomlinson is behind bars after admitting a string of horrific child sex offences.

The paedophile appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court for sentencing today (Friday) and was given an 18-year prison term.

He had previously admitted 12 charges, but eight more were admitted to today – described as a representative sample of many other offences uncovered.

He had previously admitted paying a mother in the Phillipines, over the internet, to commit sexual acts on her children, aged ten and 12, and paying her for indecent photos of the children. This abuse lasted across and two to three year period.

It later transpired there were several other victims, and eight more charges were put to Tomlinson today.

The internet child abuser initially tried to dismiss his crimes as his “escape from reality” when first questioned by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA).

The 63-year-old was remanded in custody at an initial hearing at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on November 18 and remained detained ever since.

The former president of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce was charged as part of a NCA investigation into child sexual abuse across the world.

Tomlinson paid to watch live-streams of children being sexually abused abroad, and complained if it wasn’t quite what he had asked for.

He also admitted making 47 category A photos, 148 category B photos and 353 Category C photos.

Tomlinson paid £5,511, via 127 transactions to accounts in the Philippines, between May 2015 and April 2017 – for live-streamed child sexual abuse. He also paid in the region of £10,000 in additional monies, some of which went on adult porn.

In one later exchange, in January 2019, Tomlinson said he would pay the woman £7.66 if she performed a sexual act on the girl.

Investigators unearthed proof of thousands of messages between Tomlinson and a Filipino facilitator – who has been arrested and the children safeguarded.

They exchanged 4,166 lines of chat on Skype – 358 indicated to be video calls and 3,809 text messages.

The newer charges, pleaded to today, included seven counts of paying for the sexual services of a girl aged under 13 ­— with one including bestiality and a five-year-old child.

He is also charged with paying for the sexual services of a girl aged under 18.

The charges relate to various dates between January 1, 2017 and October 10, 2019.

A prominent member of the Catholic church in Cowes, Tomlinson was the owner and director of Betapak and children’s soft play business JR Zone. JR Zone has since changed hands and is under new ownership.

He was also chief executive of IW business Education Destination, which arranges bespoke school visits to the Isle of Wight.

February 2021

Disgraced ‘pillar of the community’ charged with further vile offences

A businessman and former president of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce has been charged further child sexual offences

63-year-old Peter Tomlinson, who once was seen as a leading business figure on the Isle of Wight, has been charged with 7 new sickening child sex offences.

Tomlinson, formerly of Baring Road in Cowes, faces:

  • Three counts of paying for the sexual services of a girl under 13 (penetration)

  • Two counts of paying for the sexual services of a girl under 13 (no penetration)

  • One count of attempting to pay for the sexual services of a girl 13 to 15 (no penetration)

  • One count of paying for the sexual services of a girl aged 16/17.

The offences relate to oral sex on a child by a dog and various live sex shows with payments to, or attempted payments to, 6 different women relating to 8 different children.

The offences were committed between 2017 and 2019.

Tomlinson will appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court via video link later today (Tuesday)

The pervert had previously admitted:

  • Five counts of paying for the sexual services of a girl under 13;

  • Two counts of causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child under 13;

  • Two counts of intentionally encouraging/assisting the commission of an either way offence

  • Three counts of making indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of a child.

  • And paying for the live-streamed sexual abuse of children in the Philippines.

Tomlinson paid £5,511 via 127 transactions to accounts in the Philippines between May 2015 and April 2017 – all for live-streamed child sexual abuse

He repeatedly paid one female facilitator for the live-streamed abuse of two young girls. The youngest was just 10 when the abuse began.

In one exchange in January 2019, Tomlinson said he would pay the woman £7.66 if she performed a sex act on the girl.

Investigators unearthed proof of thousands of messages between Tomlinson and the Filipino facilitator – who has been arrested and the children safeguarded.

They exchanged 4,166 lines of chat on Skype – 358 indicated to be video calls and 3,809 text messages.

During those calls Tomlinson repeatedly asked for “harder” abuse footage, spelling out what he wanted to see and then complaining about what he received.

In June 2018 he paid the woman £12.99 and then complained saying for that price:

“I will expect a show with two girls for 30 minutes.” , he told her

His electronic devices contained 47 category A images (the most severe), 148 category B, 353 category C and 46 extreme images.

December 2020

Paedophile admits extensive child sexual abuse charges

A businessman and former president of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce has today (Friday 18th December) admitted 12 counts of child sexual abuse, after a National Crime Agency investigation.

Among the charges, 63-year-old Peter Tomlinson, admitted five counts of paying for the sexual services of a girl under 13 – by arranging, directing and paying for the live-streamed sexual abuse of children in the Philippines.

Tomlinson paid £5,511 via 127 transactions to accounts in the Philippines between May 2015 and April 2017 – all for suspected live-streamed child sexual abuse (CSA).

And the NCA uncovered evidence that between 5th May 2018 and 13th February 2019, he repeatedly paid one female facilitator for the live-streamed abuse of two young girls. The youngest was just 10 when the abuse began.

In one exchange in January 2019, Tomlinson said he would pay the woman £7.66 if she performed a sex act on the girl.

Investigators unearthed proof of thousands of messages between Tomlinson and the Filipino facilitator – who has been arrested and the children safeguarded.

They exchanged 4,166 lines of chat on Skype – 358 indicated to be video calls and 3,809 text messages.

During those calls Tomlinson repeatedly asked for “harder” abuse footage, spelling out what he wanted to see and then complaining about what he received.

In June 2018 he paid the woman £12.99 and then complained saying for that price:

“I will expect a show with two girls for 30 minutes.” , he told her

Communication between Tomlinson and the woman was at all times of the day and night with him telling her:

“I am busy in meetings” and “I’m still working”.

During interview with NCA officers he admitted arranging, directing and paying for live streamed CSA and possessing IIOC (indecent images of children).

His electronic devices contained 47 category A images (the most severe), 148 category B, 353 category C and 46 extreme images.

There was also evidence of more victims of live-streaming abuse including an indecent image of a girl aged about eight. A further investigation is ongoing.

Today, he appeared at Newport Magistrates’ Court where he admitted five counts of paying for the sexual services of a girl under 13; two counts of causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child under 13; two counts of intentionally encouraging/assisting the commission of an either way offence and three counts of making indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of a child.

He will be sentenced at the Island’s crown court on 5th March.