May 2017

Pervert jailed for possessing and making indecent pictures of children and toddlers

When police searched the home of Benjamin Williams in Deal they found indecent images of children on his laptop, some of toddlers and newborns being sexually abused.

There were also chat logs which revealed that Williams, 27, had been sharing images with others, Canterbury Crown Court was told.

Williams admitted four offences of making indecent images, six offences of possessing photos for show and one offence of possessing extreme pornography.

He was jailed for 26 months and given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

Edmund Fowler, prosecuting, said police received information that someone using a Skype account in the name of Amy Stevens was engaging in chats about sharing indecent images of children.

Police went to the home Williams shared with his fiancée in Mongeham Road and both denied having a Skype account in the name of Amy Stevens. Williams went upstairs and a police officer saw him try to hide an iPhone and iPad.

His laptop and hard drives were examined and still and video images of children being abused were found, along with chat logs about trading them. Images were on his laptop in files ready to be shared.

Mr Fowler said: “Various search terms were found, along with chats about accessing the dark web. Williams said he liked images of toddlers and newborns.

“Aggravating features are the discernable pain and distress present, involvement in sharing and deliberately seeking out images of very young children.”

As a result of the case his relationship with his fiancée has ended and their house is being sold.