July 2018

Pervert locked up for downloading abuse images again

A convicted sex offender who downloaded indecent images of children on computers at his home has been jailed for two years.

Samuel Webley was locked up after a court heard it is the second time he has been convicted for possessing indecent child images.

Webley was the subject of a sexual harm prevention order when police searched his home in Wakefield on October 5 last year.

Mobile phones and laptops were seized from the property.

Frances Pencheon, prosecuting, said Webley immediately told officers about other devices in his home, saying he was “addicted to looking at child pornography”. The devices were examined and found to contain 82 illegal images involving children.

A total of 28 images were at category A – the most serious level of offending. They featured children aged between two and ten years of age.

Two extreme pornographic images involving animals were also recovered. Miss Pencheon said Webley was convicted of similar offences in 2012.

He was given a community order and made the subject of a ten-year sexual offences prevention order.

Webley, of Albion Street, Wakefield, pleaded guilty to three offences of making indecent images of a child, one of breaching a sexual offences prevention order and possession of extreme pornographic images.

Jailing Webley, Recorder Sutcliffe said: “The images of the children are appalling and have an appalling affect upon these victims. “This is an offence you have repeated and have ignored the previous sentence imposed.”

February 2013

Internet pervert jailed after trying to pawn his computer

A MAN who downloaded movies of children being sexually abused was caught after he sold his laptop computers at a pawn brokers.

Samuel Webley, 28, pretended to be disgusted when he was confronted over the illegal images after shop staff contacted police.

Webley, of Hope Street, Wakefield, was jailed for 10 months 
yesterday after pleading guilty to 11 offences related to the possession of indecent images of children.

Jonathan Sharp, prosecuting, said the offences came to light in 2010 after Webley had relationship problems with his partner

Webley had been living with her but moved out of their home on October 8 after assaulting her.

Before that incident Webley had used her laptop to download illegal images.

Webley’s mother then bought him a new computer when he went to live with her and he continued to access child porn.

After he moved back into her home on November 29 he attempted to delete the material from the two computers.

He then sold them for £50 each at a cash generator store but the material was discovered when staff were clearing the disk memory.

“He was arrested the following day,” Mr Sharp said.

“He denied making searches for any material involving children. He pretended he was disgusted.”

A total of 158 movies were discovered. The court heard 55 were at level four, the second most serious category.

Most of the images featured girls around the age of nine but some involved children as young as four.

Investigations revealed he had made internet searches for terms involving the words “young” and “teen”.

Mr Sharp said: “It is clear, say the Crown, that he was deliberately seeking out this material and he then found a substantial quantity of it, not withstanding that he had only been involved in these searches for a couple of weeks or so.”

The prosecutor said Webley’s offending was unusual as it involved him downloading mostly movies as opposed to images of youngsters.

Webley continued to deny the offences but pleaded guilty shortly before he was due to go on trial.

The court was told he has previous convictions for domestic violence.

Stephen Swan, mitigating, said Webley had only accessed the material over a period of a few weeks and had not attempted to distribute it to anyone else.

Mr Swan said Webley had since been open and frank to probation officers about his offending.

He added: “This was a short- lived period of offending.

Jailing Webley, Judge Guy Kearl QC said: “These movies showed the exploitation of young females. You have contributed to their exploitation.

“You did it for your own excitement and arousal.

“It was anything but that for those children.”