September 2016

Paedo that live streamed child sex abuse from Philippines jailed for 11 yrs


A “dangerous” paedophile from Basingstoke that live streamed child sex abuse from the Philippines has been jailed for 11 years.

Thomas Sloman, of Cairngorm Close, in Buckskin, was found to have around 12,000 indecent images of children by the National Crime Agency (NCA).

More than 2,000 of the images found on the father of two’s computer and other electronic devices have been classed as “category A” – the worst forms of abuse possible.

Chat logs showed that the 43-year-old had been actively asking for pictures to be sent to him online, while he had also arranged to view abuse over the internet.

The NCA’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command also discovered many images screen grabbed from live webcam streams after raiding Sloman’s home in January last year.

He was charged with 10 counts of making indecent images of children, and nine counts of commissioning or attempting to commission sexual offences against children.

Sloman pleaded not guilty court, instead claiming that his computer had been hacked, and the images weren’t his, before a four-day trial at Winchester Crown Court then found him guilty of all charges on May 26.

And the child sex offender appeared before the same court to finally be sentenced on Friday, where he was sentenced to 11 years in jail.

He has also been handed a further two and a half years supervision order, and will stay on the offenders register for the rest of his life.