September 2017: Now living in Heddfan North, Pentwyn, Cardiff
Internet pervert who wanted to see baby being sexually abused cries as he is jailed for five years
An internet pervert who wanted to see a baby being sexually abused wept in the dock as a judge jailed him for five years.
Steven Twinbru, 32, had been on a live web-link to an old college friend when he asked him to commit the act, Cardiff Crown Court was told.
Later, Twinbru, a father-of-two, claimed he had been trying to trap his friend Lee Mills, but that was an excuse to ease his own conscience, a judge heard.
He had never reported it to the police or social services, said his lawyer Steve Clarke. “‘Gathering evidence’ is something he may have used to justify his actions,” he added.
Judge Daniel Williams said the pair had encouraged each other into more and more daring fantasies.
Last October Judge Williams jailed Mills, a 31-year-old nursery janitor, for 10 months for downloading pictures of child sexual abuse images and hearing he kept a pair of knickers to fit a toddler in his bedroom.
At the time Mills’ barrister admitted his job – from which he was sacked – would give rise for concern although none of the children in the images were those at his nursery.
Yesterday the same judge heard how when police examined Mills’ computer at his home in St Fagan’s Avenue, Barry, they also discovered live webcam chats with Twinbru of Railway Street, Splott.
On June 8 last year, believing Mills had a very young child with him, Twinbru encouraged him to carry out abuse on camera. On other occasions, Twinbru said he had just had a sex act performed on him by a 10 year old. Mills, the earlier hearing was told, had replied “give me her number”.
The judge told Twinbru, who admitted offences under the 2007 Serious Crimes Act of encouraging another to commit an illegal sexual act: “I am satisfied the two of you, for many years, had a sexual interest in the sexual abuse of children – a shared interest which came to light when police found images up to level four (in a one to five scale of seriousness) on his computer. I am also satisfied you and he had spoken of your interest in children long before that discovery.
“You were encouraging each other into more and more daring sexual fantasies and had appeared on a webcam performing a sex act. When you were on holiday in Spain, Mills was asking you were there any nice little girls where you were…
“You and Mills were committed paedophiles and you were encouraging a committed paedophile to rape a small child – to sexually abuse on camera – and you said you would do anything to see him do it. Courts must do what courts can do to deter those like you from encouraging others to commit terrible acts of child abuse”.
Twinbru was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register.
The judge said he was “astonished” Twinbru had been assessed in his probation report as a “low risk”.