May 2021

Vile paedophile pensioner, 86, jailed over child sex abuse images

An 86-year-old convicted paedophile from Taunton has been jailed again after being caught with hundreds of child sexual abuse images.

Viktor Burton-Barri, of Sycamore Walk, has a long history of abusing boys and girls and was described by a judge at Taunton Crown Crown as “an entrenched paedophile”.

His latest offence involved the downloading of more than 400 indecent images of children.

They included 246 showing the most serious and depraved kinds of child sexual abuse.

Burton-Barri pleaded guilty to three offences of possessing indecent images of children and one of breaching the terms of his Sexual Harm Prevention Order imposed previously by the courts to stop him offending.

The judge said despite his age he had no choice but to send him to jail. Burton-Barri was jailed for two years and eight months.

The court was told the images were discovered on five devices belonging to the defendant.

Recorder Ignatius Hughes QC told him: “The truth is you are an entrenched paedophile. You have convictions dating back over many years for sexual assault on underage girls and boys and also possession of indecent images of children.”

He said Burton-Barr showed no inclination to stop offending and had told probation he was bored at the time of the latest offending with not much else to do.

A report by the probation service said Burton-Barr was not suitable for a sex offender programme.

Recorder Hughes said: “The sentence must be immediate.”

The defendant will be expected to serve half of the sentence in jail before being released on licence.

July 1998

Evil babysitter paedophile gets 14 years in prison

An evil paedophile has been jailed for more than 14 years after police traced him from an obscene child-sex video.

Victor Burton-Barri (63) carried out a string of sex attacks on children as young as eight over a period of 21 years, Bristol Crown Court was told.

He videoed himself performing sex acts with two of his victims and was arrested after a copy of the film was found at the home of another paedophile.

Unemployed lorry driver Burton-Barri, of Chalcombe Park, Down Road, Portishead, near Bristol, yesterday admitted 12 counts of taking indecent photographs of children, 24 offences of indecent assault on children and three charges of indecency with children.

He was jailed for 14 years after admitting dozens of sex charges.

The court heard how police launched Operation Rite after a copy of a paedophile video was seized in a raid on a house in Bristol.

Police then raided Burton-Barri’s caravan home and seized paedophile pictures and videos as well as a shop’s mannequin doll of a young child.