Pervert branded a danger to children locked up for having hundreds of vile images
A paedophile branded a danger to children has been locked up after he was caught with hundreds of vile images.
Twisted Richard Norsworthy, aged 25, had failed to face up to his perversion since his release from jail, a court heard.
He was jailed three years ago for grooming a boy and then sexually abusing him in a disused railway tunnel.
Norsworthy has now been handed another 18-month sentence at Plymouth Crown Court for having dozens of images showing children being abused.
Judge Paul Darlow said he did not accept Norsworthy’s claim that his perversion was “something beyond his control”.
He added: “You have been assessed by probation as posing a high risk of serious harm and that is something I would agree with.”
Norsworthy, of Hill Crest, Mannamead, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of 123 indecent images of children, including 39 in the most serious category.
He also pleaded guilty to having 255 prohibited images of children – usually vile and graphic cartoons.
Judge Darlow said that each of the ten movies downloaded by the defendant was itself made up of thousands of individual images.
Norsworthy was jailed for three years and four months for two offences including two counts of sexual activity with a boy at the same court in February 2015.
He gave the youngster cannabis and bought him gifts to groom him, the court heard.
Norsworthy then met the boy in a secluded railway tunnel to sexually abuse him.
The defendant was also caught with indecent images of children at the time. He has already been recalled to custody to serve part of that sentence.
Heather Hope, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said the offences were committed on licence from his previous sentence.
She added that police monitoring his behaviour asked to see his mobile phone and found vile internet search terms.
Miss Hope said that the handset was analysed and the images were discovered.