August 2016

Paedophile begged 13-year-old girl to drink her own urine – Jailed for two years


A software engineer who begged a 13-year-old girl to drink her own urine during online sex chats and owned “foul” videos, including one of a woman having sex with a horse, has been jailed.

Ian Cant, 28, from Hatch Warren, also had hundreds of indecent images of children at his old Kingston flat when police raided it in July 2015, some of which showed children as young as two being sexually abused by men.

He admitted 16 counts of possessing indecent images of children, intending to incite or engage a child in sexual activity and owning extreme porn in court last month.

Cant, now of Ketelbey Rise, Basingstoke, was jailed for two years at Kingston Crown Court on Friday and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

He recently got engaged, and had run the Great South Run for children’s charity the NSPCC. 

Prosecution barrister Hamish Reid said Cant had started chatting to a 13-year-old girl online and asked her to drink her own urine, adding: “What is your age? You home alone? Now do you want to take part in some sick experiments?”

The software engineer’s defence barrister Martin Ingle said Cant had not told his employer about the charges against him.

He also said that his client’s upbringing had contributed to him engaging underage girls in online sex chats.

Cant’s mother was an “alcoholic who died in a house fire” and was “incapable of looking after Cant and herself” he added.

During sentencing Judge Peter Lodder QC called the nature of the images “particularly foul”.

Referring to one particularly disturbing image, he said: “It doesn’t bear thinking about the distress that girl must have been going through.

“If there was not a market for it children of this age would be far less likely to go through this revolting abuse.”

He added that while he took Mr Cant’s troubled background into account he disagreed that a suspended sentence would be appropriate.