August 2021

Rotherham paedophile sent photos of kids being sexually abused in chats with perverts online

No jail for Wath paedophile over 1,000 indecent child images

A paedophile sent pictures of children being sexually abused as part of a “fantasy game” as he chatted with other sick perverts online.

Kevin Davis was told by a judge at Sheffield Crown Court that his hands were “just as dirty” as those who abused the children in the hundreds of videos and pictures police found on computers and phones at his Rotherham home.

South Yorkshire Police raided the 61-year-old’s home on September 4, 2018, where officers seized five electronic devices, prosecutor Richard Sheldon said.

Police found 199 class A images, 168 class B images and 562 class C images that he had downloaded from a website.

When he was questioned by detectives, Davis admitted that he had accessed a specific website and talked to others over many weeks.

He added that he had received a number of sexual pictures of children but maintained he had no interest in children and that the pictures had automatically been saved to his computer.

Officers also found that he had sent images of children while playing the role of a married man as part of a “fantasy game”, Mr Sheldon added.

The Recorder Anthony Hawks said: “Nobody who has listened to this case for the last 10 minutes would say you are a man of good character. You are not a man of good character, you are a man with a plainly perverted interest in images of young children.”

He added: “Your hands are just as dirty as the vile perverted people who make these images in the first place.”

The Recorder also said that Davis’s suggestion that he had no interest in children is “complete nonsense”.

Davis, of Stokewell Road, Wath Upon Dearne, admitted making and distributing indecent images of children and was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years.

He must also carry out 40 rehabilitation activity requirement days and was made subject of a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

Davis will also be on the sex offenders’ register for the next decade.