June 2021

Derby pervert who shared indecent images of children and animals sentenced

A man who shared indecent images of children as young as four has been placed on the Sex Offender Register for five years.

Christopher Gee, of Rupert Road, Chaddesden, had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of making or possessing indecent images of children, one count of distributing indecent images of children and one count of possessing extreme pornographic images

Gee, who had no previous convictions, was found with two category B images and 37 category C images, with category C being the least serious banding. He distributed three of these and was found with three images of animal pornography.

The images involving children depicted girls aged between four and 10 years of age.

As well as being placed on the register, Gee was given a five-year sexual harm protection order which prevents him from staying at any premises where there are children under the age of 16, having any contact with females under the age of 16 and means he must report any electronic devices to police within three days.

He was also given an 18-month community order, 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days and told to do 100 hours of unpaid work.

Sentencing at Derby Crown Court, Judge Shaun Smith QC said that while he acknowledged Gee’s personal difficulties, that was no excuse for his offending.

Police arrested the 42-year-old on 5 May 2020 after he uploaded images from January to March, having been able to find him through the IP address linking to his family home.

Lisa Hardy, prosecuting, said that Gee had connected with people through the messaging platform, Kik.

Following his arrest he claimed that he was sent the images and “denied that he got gratification from what he received” before changing his story and pleading guilty.

Representing himself, Gee, who was unable to attend court due to illness, expressed remorse for his actions.