May 2021

Paedophile PCSO, 35, ‘with unhealthy interest in rape and child sex abuse images’ is jailed

A paedophile PCSO who called himself ‘Vile Degrader’ online and an obsession with ‘rape and child sex abuse images’ has been jailed for two years.  

Jonathan Plummer, 35, Outwood in Wakefield who downloaded thousands of abuse images also made searches for ‘rape, raping and raped’, Leeds Crown Court heard. 

He was convicted of making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children to other like minded paedophiles online.

Plummer used police systems to look up similar offences in a bid to cover his tracks.

The former cyber prevention officer was arrested on August 14, 2018, and devices were seized from his flat, including his phone with the images on it.

The images found were created between July 7, 2017 and August 13, 2018

Prosecutor Louise Reevell said during the trial that indecent images of children, from babies to teenagers, at Category A, B and C, were found on Plummer’s personal phone.

There were also extreme pornographic images.

One was a ‘snuff movie’ showing a naked and bound woman being stabbed with a sword who died at the end of the film, although police believe it was not real.

There were 339 still images and 133 movies at Category A, 258 stills and 25 movies at Category B, and 1,256 still and 42 movies at Category C.

An audit of a police computer system had found that he had been looking at sexual offences and cases involving indecent images of children.

Mrs Reevell said his employment had nothing to do with these sorts of investigations but he was trying to assist in the covering up of his offending.

Plummer told investigating officers he was into BDSM but insisted that the indecent images and prohibited images of children were nothing to do with him.

He told the jury he had ‘many sexual preferences’ but no interest in indecent images of children.

Judge Neil Clark made a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years and ordered Plummer to sign on the sex offender register, also for two years.

He was jailed for two years.