May 2021

Ramsgate man downloaded worst kind of child abuse images after sentencing for similar offences

A twisted paedophile was caught with vile pictures of children being abused on his phone during a routine visit by police.

Kristian Fernandez, from Ramsgate, had been subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) imposed on him after he was sentenced for similar sickening offences in 2009.

An officer saw an indecent image of a child when checking a phone Fernandez had at his home in Clements Road on June 6, 2019, and the mobile was seized.

Further investigation uncovered a collection of indecent videos and images, including 16 at category A – the worst kind as categorised by police and the courts.

Fernandez was later arrested and charged with three offences, relating to more than 20 category A, category B and category C images and videos.

He was given a two-year, three-month sentence at Canterbury Crown Court on Wednesday after admitting three counts of making an indecent image of a child.