September 2016

Derby pervert had almost 800 indecent images of children

A 25-year-old Derby man made almost 800 indecent images or movies of children, more than 300 of which were of the worst category.

Christopher Dawson also admitted “trying to seek the company of a 14-year-old boy for sexual activity” and in doing so broke a sexual harm prevention order that was already in place.

Derby Crown Court was told how he had “an alter-ego” which he used and which his barrister, David Webster, said needed to be “looked at further” before he could be sentenced for his crimes.

Three of the counts were dated between July 18, 2013 and October 17, 2014.

One related to  him making 46 images, or moving pictures, which fell into Category A, the most serious one.

Meanwhile, 72 of them were Category B and 227 were category C.

He also pleaded guilty to an offence on October 18, 2014, of seeking the company of a 14-year-old boy intending to meet him for sexual activity.

Six of the seven remaining counts of making indecent images of children all date back to January 22, this year, at an address in Peckerdale Gardens, Spondon.

They related to 266 Category A images or films, 133 Category B pictures or movies and 34 of category C.

The final count, also from the Spondon address, relate to one category B image dating back to February 5 this year.

Judge Jonathan Bennett adjourned sentencing to October 27 to allow the report to be prepared.

He handed Dawson conditional bail to reside at one of two addresses given to the court but not made public.

Judge Bennett said: “You have pleaded guilty to these offences, some at the earliest opportunity.

“The fact that I am bailing you does not mean you cannot expect not to receive a possible custodial sentence.”