October 2016

Pervert who used Indonesian words to search for child abuse images escapes jail

A LEAMINGTON man spent almost 24 hours a day shut away in his black-painted bedroom where he used Indonesian words to try to hide the fact that he was searching for child sexual abuse images

But once police seized Daniel Malin’s computer they used a translator to reveal the English for the incriminating search terms he had used.

Malin had asked, in the eventuality of him being jailed, that his cell was kept locked for 24 hours a day as he could not stand mixing with other people.

But the 35-year-old of Queensway in Leamington was given a ten-month prison sentence suspended for two years after pleading guilty to three charges of making indecent images of children.

Judge Stephen Eyre QC at Warwick Crown Court also ordered him to take part in a rehabilitation activity for 40 days and to register as a sex offender for ten years.

Police who executed a warrant seized a computer from his bedroom.

On it they found four still images and two movies in the most severe category along with a number of other pictures and films of children.

When Malin was interviewed he said his interest was not in any way sexual but more about seeing children develop.

Sentencing Malin, Judge Eyre told him: “These are offences which have victims.

“The victims are children, often in the third world, who are induced or compelled into circumstances so that photographs can be taken.

“People like you who view those images create the market which causes those children to be victimised.