June 2018

Pervert branded a danger to children locked up for having hundreds of vile images

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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.

 

May 2018

Pervert sent back to prison

An already convicted sex offender has been warned he faces a log jail sentence after he was caught with hundreds of vile images of children.

Twisted Richard Norsworthy, aged 25, has been assessed as a posing a high risk to young people, 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 appeared at Plymouth Crown Court to admit having dozens of images showing children being sexually abused.

Judge James Townsend adjourned sentence for a probation report.

But he said: “You will be assessed for the risk you pose. You must understand that you are facing a very substantial prison sentence.”

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.

Heather Hope, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said he had been assessed by probation officers as posing a high risk of reoffending.

Norsworthy was jailed for three years and four months for two offences 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.

Norsworthy, appearing over the videolink from HMP Channings Wood near Newton Abbot, was remanded in custody for sentencing on June 12.

He is already on the Sex Offender Register for life.

February 2015

Plymouth paedophile jailed for befriending and abusing boy

A man who sexually abused a boy has been jailed for more than three years.

Richard Norsworthy, aged 21, gave the teenager cannabis and offered to buy him gifts as part of his grooming behaviour, Plymouth Crown Court heard.

Norsworthy then met the boy in a secluded disused railway tunnel to abuse him.

Judge Paul Darlow jailed him for three years and four months.

Norsworthy, of Granby Street, Devonport, must also sign the Sex Offender Register for the rest of his life.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to two offences of sexual activity with a boy aged under 16 between March and November.

He also admitted two charges of inciting him to engage in sexual activity.

Norsworthy also pleaded guilty to a single matter of inciting a child to be involved in pornography – encouraging him to take indecent pictures.

He also admitted four offences of making or downloading indecent images of children, of all levels of perversion.

Norsworthy finally pleaded guilty to four offences of distributing indecent images of children.

Bathsheba Cassel, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said the boy’s mother found an explicit conversation on social media between her under-age son and Norsworthy.

She said they were setting up a meeting for consensual sex, but the defendant was also asking to take photographs of their activity.

Miss Cassel said that she the boy told police Norsworthy had befriended him and met him to smoke cannabis.

He added that Norsworthy offered to buy him gifts, which she said was evidence of grooming behaviour.

Miss Cassel said police found 78 indecent images, of all levels of severity, on Norsworthy’s mobile phone.

He was also found to have sent images on a peer-to-peer website known by police to be used by paedophiles.

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December 2014

Man who sexually abused young boy warned he faces lengthy jail term

A MAN who has admitted sexually abusing a boy has been warned to expect a long prison sentence.

Richard Norsworthy, aged 21, also made and distributed vile images of children, Plymouth Crown Court heard.

Smartly-dressed Norsworthy pleaded guilty to a dozen offences committed last year.

He accepted an offence of sexual activity with a boy aged under 16 between March and November.

Norsworthy, of Granby Street, Devonport, also admitted two charges of inciting him to engage in sexual activity.

He also pleaded guilty to a single matter of inciting a child to be involved in pornography – encouraging him to take indecent pictures.

Norsworthy also admitted four offences of making or downloading indecent images of children, of all levels of perversion.

He finally pleaded guilty to four offences of distributing indecent images of children.

Norsworthy denied three offences of sexual activity with a child – pleas which were accepted by the prosecution with no need for a trial.

Adrian Chaplin, for the Crown, said the prosecution would ask for those matters to lie on file at the point of sentence.

Recorder Paul Dunkels adjourned the case for a probation report to be prepared and released Norsworthy on conditional bail. He must not contact witnesses nor enter certain city streets.

He said: “You have pleaded guilty to serious offences likely to attract a substantial sentence of immediate imprisonment.

“Do not read anything into the fact that sentence has been adjourned. The court needs the full picture of you and your background and what the future risks may be.”

Norsworthy will be sentenced on February 13 next year, when the Crown Prosecution Service will ask for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order to restrict his access to children.

He will have to sign the sex offender immediately.