April 2021

Paedos filmed and distributed indecent images of children

Two paedophiles are behind bars for their roles in filming and distributing indecent images of children.

Convicted pervert Jay Perren was found with a haul of more than 33,500 disturbing images and videos of “young children in pain and distress”.

But his former partner, Suzanne Kelly, has now been brought to justice for her despicable crimes in which she abused and filmed children then sent the images on to her then boyfriend.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the pair met in a pub where Perren worked as a DJ and Kelly was “unhappy in her marriage”.

Kelly had taken indecent pictures and videos of children and sent them to Perren “to please him”.

Her offending only came to light when Perren’s home was raided last year and the videos of her sexual abuse were discovered amongst his stash.

Perren appeared via video link from HMP Durham F-wing and Kelly stood in the dock as they learnt their fate.

Perren, 32, was sentenced after he admitted possession of a catalogue of indecent images of children- including category A, B and C – as well as extreme pornographic images and breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

He also admitted breaching the terms of his sexual harm prevention order by using a private web browser – Aloha – to block his location

Kelly, 40, pleaded guilty to charges of sexual activity with a child, voyeurism, and making and distributing indecent indecent images of children.

Police officers attended Perren’s home address on Hartington Road, in Stockton.

A number of incident images were retrieved from his mobile phone and he gave a list of emails and passwords linked to his offending.

Analysis of Perren’s devices concluded a total of more than 33,500 indecent images and videos.

The court heard how there were 3,417 category A images – the most serious under the law.

The court heard that vonvicted paedo Perren had first been sentenced for indecent images of children in 2008, then for distribution of indecent images in 2016 and failure to comply with SHPO requirements in 2019