April 2017

Perv who changed his name to Game of Thrones character to groom young boy online is jailed

A pervert who changed his name to a Game of Thrones character has been jailed after police discovered he had searched for vile images of child rape and speaking to an underage boy.

Ryan Butcher renamed himself Brandon Stark before logging into chat rooms to talk to underage children, flouting a previous conviction and court order that restricted him from using any social media sites.

The 29-year-old, from Margate who had previously been convicted for downloading illegal images of children, was found to have logged into computers at public libraries and using his XBox to form a relationship with a schoolboy.

Police raided the Kent man’s home to find he had searched for images of child rape and also accessed more than 120 disturbing pictures.

Evidence was also found that he had been communicating with a young boy in Scotland

Butcher, who was studying computer sciences at the University of Kent in Canterbury, was handed a three-year extended jail sentence after he admitted the 12 offences, including an extra year which has to be served on licence.

Prosecutor Daniel Stevenson told Canterbury Crown Court that Butcher had also gone to Margate library to access Facebook and YouTube, in defiance of the court order.