Jailed: Wirral paedophile had obscene images of children as young as six
A paedophile who breached a court order restricting his internet use has been jailed for 12 months.
David Taylor, who has convictions for downloading 25,000 indecent images of children and historic child abuse, was arrested after police called at his Wirral home.
An officer made a routine visit to check he was complying with the order restricting his internet use and found that he was not obeying it.
His laptop was seized and when forensically examined it was found to contain 36 images in each of the three categories of seriousness, Liverpool Crown Court heard.
65-year-old Taylor, of Alexandra Road, Oxton, pleaded guilty to four charges involving downloading and possessing indecent images of children.
The court heard children in the images included some as young as six.
Jailing him the judge, Recorder Anthony Long said, “It is suggested you might respond to the Northumbria Sex Offenders Programme.
“In my judgement you have had ample opportunities over the years for help for what is obviously a serious problem but you have failed to take that help or act upon it.
“You were the subject of an order preventing you accessing the internet for this purpose but you went ahead and did it anyway.”
He imposed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ordered him to sign the Sex Offenders Register for ten years.
Former Wallasey Sea Cadets volunteer jailed for sexually abusing teenage boy
A FORMER volunteer with the Sea Cadets was jailed for sexually abusing a teenage boy in his care.
Merchant seaman David Taylor held a lieutenant’s rank in the Wallasey Sea Cadets when he carried out a three-year campaign of abuse against the boy.
Liverpool crown court heard the abuse only came to light after Taylor was jailed in 2010 for possession of child porn and his now grown-up victim realised by not speaking up more children may have suffered.
Kim Egerton, prosecuting, said the sexual abuse was carried out during the 1980s when Taylor would return from sea and would “groom” the boy, buying him sweets and equipment in exchange for sexual favours.
She said: “The police got to know about it after the complainant saw in the newspaper that the defendant had been prosecuted for indecent images and realised that if he had said something sooner those offences might not have occurred.”
The victim described his abuser as “a very, very nice man” and said he did not use force on him but said he had felt guilty for his entire life.
Taylor, 61, of Great Howard Street, Vauxhall, has previous convictions for abusing boys under 16 going back to the 1980s and 1990s and was jailed for 27 months in 2010 for possession of child pornography.
He was banned from working with children after that conviction.
When arrested this year he gave no comment to police but pleaded guilty to six offences of sexual assault when he went to court.
Jonathon Duffy, defending, said Taylor was sorry for what he had done.
He added: “He has reflected on his conduct and realises the pain he has caused and the enduring problems he has suffered.”
Judge Stephen Clarke jailed Taylor for 30 months adding he was constrained by the laws of the time as to sentence.
Taylor was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.