October 2016

Pervert had 100’s of films and images of child sex abuse – No prison

A CHARD man has been spared jail after it was discovered by detectives in the USA that he had hundreds of films and images of child sex abuse on his laptop and phone.

Jack Oaten, 21, was arrested after investigators in the USA passed evidence of his crimes to police in UK, who then launched an investigation.

The court was told Oaten was found with 156 indecent movies and images on his laptop and 186 pictures and films on his phone of children as young as three or four.

At a previous court hearing prosecutor Julyan Stephens said that the police were made aware by investigators at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection organisation (CEOP) of an email address linked to the defendant which had been involved in obtaining pornographic images of children.

“As a result police carried out a search of Oaten’s address in Chard where he was living at the time and seized a laptop and mobile phone,” he said.

Since his arrest Oaten has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.

Defending Ray Peters said that Oaten did not know what he was doing was wrong.

He pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of children and admitted a second similar charge at Somerset Magistrates Court in Yeovil on September 16, and was sent to Taunton Crown Court for sentencing.

In crown court on Friday, Oaten spoke from the dock and said he was “disgusted” with his actions.

Oaten said: “I was scared I was going to prison. I am scared of all social aspects of life.

“I don’t know the difference between right and wrong.”

“I was disgusted by what I did after all this time. I can look back and say that was wrong.”

In sentencing, Judge David Ticehurst told Oaten that if he committed similar offences again he would be sent to prison.

Judge Ticehurst said: “If you ever look or try to look at these sorts of images again, you will go to prison for a long time.

“What you did was quite wrong and quite disgusting.

“If I see you again, you will go to prison.

“Don’t ever even think about doing something like this again.”

Oaten was sentenced to a two-year community order, a two-year supervision order, a seven-year sexual harm prevention order and he has also been placed on the sex offenders register for five years.

September 2016

Pervert admits child sex abuse images charges after images found on phone and laptop

A man found with hundreds of indecent photographs of children during a police search in Chard has admitted child porn offences.

Jack Oaten was tracked down by online investigators who discovered he had been downloading indecent images on his laptop and mobile phone.

When both devices were analysed they found several hundred images covering all categories of seriousness, Somerset Magistrates were told.

Oaten, 21, of currently of no fixed address, appeared in the dock in Yeovil.

He admitted that between January 7, 2014 and February 4, 2015 at Chard he made indecent photographs of children.

He also admitted a second similar charge between December 1, 2014 and February 24, 2015.

At a previous court hearing prosecutor Julyan Stephens said that the police were made aware by investigators at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection organisation (CEOP) of an email address linked to the defendant which had been involved in obtaining pornographic images of children.

“As a result police carried out a search of Oaten’s address in Chard where he was living at the time and seized a laptop and mobile phone,” he said.

They were analysed for individual images and on one device they found 93 images and movies in the most serious Category A; 42 in Category B and 21 in Category C.

On the second device they discovered five in Category A; eight in Category B sand 173 in Category C.

The matters had been adjourned for a pre sentence report to be prepared by the Probation Service but when the case was before the court again the magistrates said it was so serious that Oaten must be sent to the crown court to be sentenced.

They adjourned the case until September 30 when the defendant was ordered to appear before a judge at Taunton and in the meantime was given unconditional bail.ntime was given unconditional bail.