February 2017

Pervert had 9,000 indecent images which a police officer said were among the worst he has seen


A pervert has admitted possessing thousands of indecent images and movies of children which a police officer said were among the worst he had ever seen.

David Carey pleaded guilty to a series of charges in relation to 9,000 “extremely offensive” pictures and films discovered on his computer equipment.

As well as possessing the vile library, he confessed to having distributed some of the child abuse images to others.

A court heard the 33-year-old also had 73 images and 91 movies of extreme pornography portraying people having sex with animals.

Carey, who lives with his elderly mum, admitted a total of 13 offences covering the period of 2012 to 2016.

Prosecutor Emma Dowling told Newcastle Crown Court: “The officer gives a full description of the images, which he says were some of the worst he has seen.”

Judge Stephen Ear added: “They are described as extremely offensive.”

Carey admitted six offences of making indecent photographs of a child, three of possessing indecent images, two of distributing indecent images, possessing prohibited cartoon images of a child and possessing extreme pornography.

His case was adjourned until the week of March 20 for a pre-sentence report and for a psychiatrist to see him.

Carey, of Langdale Close, Longbenton, was ordered to sign the sex offenders register and was further released on unconditional bail.

Robin Patton, defending, said: “The seriousness has been known to him since his arrest.”

A previous hearing at magistrates court heard the charges relate to photos and movies of category A, the most serious, through to category C, the least serious, and were found on a phone, memory stick and laptop.