Paedophile had child abuse images so sick judge was worried for police who had to watch it
A convicted paedophile who accessed child sexual abuse images so extreme a judge expressed concern for the police who officers who had to watch it has been given another jail term.
Michael Brooke-Feather, 35, previously of Redruth, Penryn and St Austell in Cornwall, was found in possession of images depicting young children being anally raped, hung upside down and burned with a blow torch when police searched his property.
Brooke-Feather had previously served a jail term after being convicted of the sexual assault of a two-year-old child he carried out whilst changing a nappy and captured the abuse on camera.
He had previously pleaded guilty to one charge of breaching a previously issued Sexual Harm Prevention Order by making the images, as well as three counts of making the images which included 40 Category A images (37 of which were videos), 17 Category B images (four videos) and 17 Category C images (two videos).
The court heard how Brooke-Feather breached a Sexual Harm Prevention Order issued in August 2016 following his previous conviction by meeting a woman from Penzance at his work place where he was employed under the name Michael Roberts.
Prosecutor Phillip Lee described how the woman heard one of her children crying upstairs and when she went to check found Brooke-Feather holding him breathing heavily.
“The incident was reported to police and Mr Brooke-Feather was arrested for breaching his order,” he said.
“When police arrived at his property he was found trying to dispose of a hard drive by throwing it out of the window
“The hard drive was recovered and an examination found the indecent images of children, which were described as the most distressing ever seen by officers who were badly affected by having to look at them
Mitigating for Brooke-Feather, Curtis Lewis said that he had moved on from previous offences and despite viewing the images, had no intention of any sexual contact.
“The defendant accepts that he has a perverse attraction to young children and is using his time in prison constructively to try and address that,” he said.
Sentencing, Judge Robert Linford said: “When I read the schedule of images you accessed I was affected by just by reading it and what the poor officers went through I can only imagine. Children being raped is clearly how you get your kicks.
“Just a few years ago you were involved in the sexual touching of a young child and that interest persists. I have no doubt you post a significant risk of continuing to offend in this way.
“When one considers the aggravating factors around this case you have committed virtually every one. The images plumb the depths of depravity.”
Brooke-Feather was handed an extended prison sentence after Judge Linford ruled him to be dangerous.
He must serve three years behind bars and a further three years on licence making a total sentence of six years.
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