December 2021

Lancashire paedophile jailed after filming himself sexually assaulting child

A paedophile who filmed himself sexually assaulting a child and shared the footage with other sex offenders online has been jailed for eight years.

Jay Hamilton, 38, also secretly filmed children getting undressed and shared them online.

Lancashire Police launched an investigation after the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children alerted the force to indecent images being shared via a social media application.

The IP address of the account used to share those indecent images – 21 in total – was traced to a home in Accrington where Hamilton was arrested on November 5.

During the police interview, Hamilton told detectives he was attracted to young girls and said he ‘got a thrill’ out of sharing indecent material online.

Hamilton, of no fixed address, was charged with sexual assault on a child, voyeurism and making indecent images of children.

He pleaded guilty to all charges put to him when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates last month.

He was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO), limiting his interactions with children.