Pervert’s chat log revealed he was to meet underage teen for sex
A serial pervert from Derby who was caught with hundreds of indecent images of children has been jailed for almost three years.
Christopher Dawson also appeared to have been planning a trip to London to meet a 14-year-old who would perform a sex act on him.
Derby Crown Court was told how, in 2011, Dawson received a three-year community order after indecent images were discovered on this computer.
He was also handed a 10-year sex offenders prevention order but in January 2015 this was breached when police went to his Spondon home and found more images of children.
Then, in January this year, while he was on bail for the second offence, police again seized computer equipment from his home and found a film of young children of the most serious category, which he had made just the day before.
Also discovered was an online chat log he had with someone who said they were a 14-year-old boy. It showed how Dawson was to travel to London to meet the teen who would perform a sex act on him.
Jailing the 25-year-old for 33 months, Judge Jonathan Bennett said: “Your pre-sentence report and your psychological report reveal to me that you are a troubled young man. You appear much younger than the 25 years of age that you are.
“I have listened to your barrister outline his mitigation to me but I cannot get away from the features that trouble me about you. Firstly, you have previous convictions for the same offence.
“And secondly at least one of those images was made while you were on bail and that was pretty blatant.”
Andrew Vout, prosecuting, said police visited Dawson’s home, in Peckerdale Close, in February last year where they seized electronic items which contained 345 indecent images of children aged four to 12.
He said 46 of them were of the most serious category A which depicts children having sex or performing sex acts.
Mr Vout said they went back to his address in January this year where more devices were seized and analysed. On them, police analysts found a further 265 stills and movies of category A, 132 of category B and 34 of category C.
Mr Vout said: “They found a chat log where the defendant had been talking online to a person called ‘Jamesy’ who said he was a 14-year-old boy.
“They were discussing about the defendant travelling to London to meet ‘Jamesy’ where he would perform a sex act on him.”
Dawson pleaded guilty to 10 counts of making indecent images of children and to breaching the terms of his previously imposed sex offenders prevention order, which is now called a sexual harm prevention order.
Judge Bennett revoked that order and handed him a fresh one to run indefinitely.
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.”