May 2017

Paedophile live-streamed sick child abuse for other perverts to watch

A former hotel manager who abused a very young child in a live video stream for fellow paedophiles to watch has been sentenced to 15 years in prison

Jason Piontecki told people watching his abuse: “Hi guys, I am here [with the victim] for a private show.”

He also asked if they could see the private parts of his victims and moved his victim to make sure that they could.

Prosecuting, Robin Rouch, told Swansea Crown Court the 32-year-old pervert had already received a 16-month suspended jail sentence for making indecent images, and had been arrested following an investigation by the National Crime Agency last year.

Officers examined his computer and found evidence of him sharing explicit material.

Mr Rouch added examination of chatlogs revealed “graphic conversations that are remarkable – [talking] about what watchers would like him to do”.

On other occasions he had performed a sex act on himself in the presence of a child and asked them to touch him.

He had initially denied the charges put to him when arrested, but pleaded guilty when the matter came to court.

Mitigating, John Hipkin, said: “There is little mitigation. He has pleaded guilty which meant that did allow for the children not to give evidence before the court.“

Some of the viewers were believed to be in America and Canada.

Piontecki, of Rhoddfa Eos, in Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea, pleaded guilty to nine charges, including causing children to engage in indecent activity, inciting children to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual activity with a child and sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.

Sentencing, Judge Paul Thomas QC said: “It is almost impossible to comprehend how a man could treat children in this way.

“They are precious young lives to be nurtured and protected.

“Instead you used them as sexual playthings not just for yourself but online with like-minded paedophiles.”

He added: “The chat logs make clear you did not confine your activities to yourself. You went online and shared your stomach-churning depravity on social media, indulging your sexual lusts.

“You sexually abused [your victim] for such pleasure with someone on the other end of a computer connection.

“Your perversion was such you lost all restraint.

“The long-term damage you have done at this stage [to your victims] is incalcuable.”

He added: “In my view you represent a substantial and continual threat to children in the future who come into contact with you.”

He was given an extended sentence of 15 years, of which nine would be served behind bars.

He was also told he would be put on the sex offenders’ register for life, and subject to a serious harm prevention order indefinitely.