June 2021

Teenage paedophile from Cornwall was admin for sick chat rooms with 700 members

A 17-year-old paedophile from Cornwall was unmasked as the administrator for child sexual abuse chatrooms in which hundreds of members shared disgusting footage and conversations of children being raped, tortured and abused.

Lucas Wilson, now 19, spoke of his desire to abuse young girls whom he knew.

Wilson, of Landreath Place in St Blazey, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to three counts of possession indecent images of children and three distribution charges.

Prosecuting the case, Herc Ashworth described how an undercover operative who called himself Adrian infiltrated a group on KIK messenger that had a title indicative of child abuse image.

Adrian observed Wilson saying he wanted to abuse children, referring in particular to two children he knew.

Wilson sent messages to Adrian requesting pictures of his 10-year-old daughter before telling him he was administrator for four or five groups related to child abuse images.

Chillingly, Wilson said he wanted girls aged between five and 13 but “birth and beyond was fine”. He then went on to describe in graphic detail what he wanted to do to Adrian’s daughter.

Mr Ashworth stated how Wilson had provided the group with dropbox and other links to child abuse material featuring some 200 children, many of whom were grimacing with pain.

Wilson proceeded to set up various chat rooms on different platforms, with members reaching 742.

He also shared a clothed picture of a girl known to him saying he was ‘working his way up to abusing her’, adding that he wanted to have a daughter of his own he could abuse from birth but finding a willing partner would be difficult.

Police eventually raided Wilson’s house and seized devices containing hundreds of inaccessible child abuse images.

Wilson was given a 36 month community order. He must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement and be subject of a sexual harm prevention order.