September 2021

Paedophile, 21, had sick library of more than 400 child sex abuse images

Aaron Haggett, of North Road, St Helens, admitted keeping more than 400 sickening child sex abuse images

A paedophile kept more than 400 images of child sex abuse.

Among his sickening collection Aaron Haggett owned 83 images of children being raped.

The 21-year-old admitted keeping the images for one year and three months as part of a library of child sex abuse images.

Haggett appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today where he admitted three counts of making indecent photographs of children between September 3, 2019 and October 26, 2020.

According to the charges he kept 83 Category A images, 123 Category B images and 231 Category C images.

He was also charged with possession of all of the images between August 3, 2019 and December 21, 2020.

Haggett, of North Road, St Helens, denied one count of distributing indecent photographs of a child.

Paul Blasbery, prosecuting, explained the pleas were acceptable to the Crown.

Tom Watson, representing Haggett, asked for the sentence to be adjourned to allow for the preparation of a pre sentence report.

The judge, Recorder Tom Payne, said: “Clearly the matter now falls for sentence but the court needs more information about you before deciding what that eventual sentence will be.”

The case was adjourned until October 13, and Haggett was released on conditional bail.

He was also ordered to comply with notification requirements and keep the police informed of his personal details in the run up to his sentence.