March 2021

Sunderland pervert showed police officers indecent images of children on his phone

A pervert showed police officers sickening indecent images on his phone and confessed what he had been up to.

Police visited Marc Mallaby’s home to search it for child abuse pictures but he wasn’t in when they called

Newcastle Crown Court heard he later presented himself at the police station.

Jessica Slaughter, prosecuting, said: “He said he knew why they wanted to speak to him and he handed over a mobile phone with the picture gallery open showing indecent images of children.”

The court heard officers then went to his home in Sunderland, to carry out a search, in April 2019.

On his mobile phone there were 17 of the most serious, category A, images and 148 videos, 30 category B images and 20 videos and 348 category C images and 16 videos. There was also an extreme pornography image and two videos depicting women having sex with a dog.

The court heard the children were aged between seven and ten years old.

A further 43 indecent images were found on a computer tower.

And police checked for search terms commonly entered by those looking for such material and found more than 6,000 hits.

Miss Slaughter said: “In interview he said he is not sexually attracted to adults and finds it difficult to have a normal life as a result of this.”

Mallaby, of Cricklewood Road, Hylton Castle, Sunderland, admitted making indecent images of children between 2015 and 2019 and possession of extreme pornography.

He was sentenced to 10 months suspended for 18 months with 150 hours unpaid work and will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order and sex offender registration.