September 2016

Child abuse images pervert jailed for licking 3-year-old girl’s feet


A Cransley man who took a selfie of him licking a three-year-old girl’s feet after developing an addiction to viewing child abuse images has been jailed.

Gavin McCarthy, 32, of Loddington Road, was first arrested in November 2015 after police received intelligence that his home had been used to download the sick images.

Northampton Crown Court heard that after police searched his house they found 60 indecent images of children, 26 of which were in the most serious Category A.

McCarthy admitted that he had a porn addiction which had grown into an addiction of viewing child abuse images.

Police also found a pair of baby socks under his pillow, with McCarthy admitting having a foot fetish.

McCarthy was bailed but police were alerted that he had viewed more indecent images in May.

He handed a smart phone to police with further images on it, admitting that he “needed professional help”. But this was when the most serious of McCarthy’s offences took place.

The court heard how he took a picture of himself licking a three-year-old girl’s feet.

McCarthy identified the victim to the police so that they were able to inform her parents. 

Judge Adrienne Lucking QC said: “This is an addiction that you simply cannot control. “He has gone a step further and actually acted out your fantasy. “There is a serious risk to the public posed by you. “You clearly have a seriously distorted thinking pattern.” Judge Lucking gave McCarthy an extended jail term of eight years.

He will serve half on licence and will only be released if deemed safe to do so.

He will also be on the Sex Offenders Register for life and was given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order indefinitely.