May 2021

Derbyshire pensioner caught with horrific child rape images

A Derbyshire pensioner has avoided a prison sentence after he was caught downloading sick child rape images.

Derby Crown Court heard how police found more than 500 horrific abuse images of children as young as four when they raided Andrew Evans address last year.

Handing him a two-year community order, Judge Smith said: “The victims are not victims face-to-face but they are victims none the less.”

Christopher Jeyes, prosecuting, said police attended Evans’ home on March 24 last year after receiving information his internet address was linked to the downloading of child abuse images.

He said: “He made immediate admissions telling them he had the images on his computer and exactly where the police would discover them.

“Various devices were examined and on them were 195 category A images, 162 category B and 162 category C.

“There were also 402 prohibited items which are essentially animated pictures and 89 extreme pornographic images which typically showed adult females engaged in sexual activity with various animals.

“The child images were of both girls and boys and the age range was four to 16 including images of child rape.

“His internet search history also suggested what the defendant appeared to be looking for.”

Mr Jeyes said in his police interview the defendant made “full and frank admissions” saying he had been downloading the vile material over a period of years including in Cyprus.

Evans, of Haddon Place, Langwith Junction, Shirebrook, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of indecent images of children, one count of possessing prohibited images and one count of possession of extreme pornographic images

As part of the community order Evans will receive one-to-one work with experts to address his offending.

He must also carry out 200 hours unpaid work, pay £635 costs and attend 40 rehabilitation sessions.

Evans was handed a five-year sexual harm prevention order and will be on the sex offender register, also for five years.