December 2016

Pervert amassed more than 10,000 indecent child images

A loner who viewed more than 10,000 vile images of children has avoided going straight to jail.

Troy Blayney, aged 47, told a judge he did not know why he viewed sick pictures of boys and girls as young as four being abused by adults.

He also had cartoons and extreme pornography depicting people having sex with animals, Plymouth Crown Court heard.

Judge Ian Lawrie said the images were “appalling”.

He told Blayney: “You committed these offences without a care for the harm caused to those portrayed in these images. These children will be flawed for life.”

But the judge suspended his jail term, citing his age and lack of significant previous offences.

Judge Lawrie said that sex offender treatment would be a “constructive alternative” to prison which was the best way of tackling his criminal behaviour.

He sent Blayney to the court cells for about 45 minutes before sentencing.

Judge Lawrie asked him into the witness box to explain why he viewed the images.

The defendant said: “I have spent the last 16 months trying to figure that out and I have not come to ant conclusion. I don’t know why I did it, I really don’t.”

Blayney, of Kinnaird Crescent, Southway, pleaded guilty to three counts of making a total of 10,637 indecent images of children between October 2014 and June 2015.

They include 732 pictures in the most severe bracket, Category A, depicting adults abusing children.

Blayney also accessed 506 Category B images and 9,299 in Category C.

He also admitted possession of extreme pornography – 62 images of people having sex with animals.

Blayney finally pleaded guilty to having 390 prohibited images of children, which usually take the form of vile cartoons.

Will Willden, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said police traced the downloading of images to the defendant’s home in July last year.

He added that officers found the images on a computer tower and external hard drive plus internet search terms pointing towards indecent images of children.

Mr Willden said Blayney immediately admitted the offence.

Blayney was handed a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years, with sex offender treatment and one-to-one probation treatment.

Judge Lawrie imposed a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order which will restrict his access to children and monitor his use of the internet.

October 2016

Pervert amassed more than 10,000 indecent child images

A MAN has admitted amassing more than 10,000 vile images of children over more than a decade.

Troy Blayney, aged 47, appeared at Plymouth Crown Court to plead guilty to downloading indecent pictures and sick cartoons.

He also had extreme pornography depicting people having sex with animals.

A judge adjourned sentence for six weeks for a probation report and further analysis of images.

Smartly-dressed Blayney, of Kinnaird Crescent, Southway, pleaded guilty to three counts of making a total of 10,537 indecent images of children between September 2004 and June 2015.

They include 732 pictures in the most severe bracket, Category A, depicting adults abusing children.

Blayney also accessed 506 Category B images and 9,299 in Category C.

He also admitted possession of extreme pornography – 62 images of people having sex with animals.

Blayney finally pleaded guilty to having 390 prohibited images of children, which usually take the form of vile cartoons.

Judge Ian Lawrie released Blayney, who is of previous good character, on unconditional bail to be sentenced on December 2.

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