July 2017

Pervert offered cash in exchange for indecent images of young boys

A pervert who offered cash in exchange for indecent images of young boys has been sent to prison.

Carlisle Crown Court heard Malcolm Porter, 24, was brought to justice after police searched his city home

The seizure of computer equipment and a phone revealed a catalogue of child sex offences committed over many months.

Some of his criminal conduct was said to have occurred while he ran a business photographing cycling competitors, including children.

As a university student, Porter contacted boys in their early teens, engaging them in “disgusting and perverted discussions” about sexual activity.

Following his arrest, Cumbria Constabulary’s Digital Media Investigation Unit seized devices belonging to Porter and found that between 2013 and 2015 he had been accessing indecent images of children.

Porter would then share indecent images via social media apps and online chatrooms.

Evidence was also found of Porter using his photography company to engage with children and offer them money for indecent images.

He was sentenced at the crown court today having admitted 15 offences.

These were nine counts of making an indecent photograph of a child; five illegal image distribution charges; and one offence of attempting to cause a 13-year-old boy to engage in sexual activity.

In total Porter’s devices held over 1,500 indecent images of children which he would share with people for mutual sexual gratification.

Of those were recovered by police, 294 of them classed in category A – the most serious – with the youngest child featured aged just one being raped

Porter, of Burnside, Eddleston, near Peebles, was jailed for 28 months by Judge Peter Davies.

Porter must sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and abide by the terms of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

June 2017

Man given prison warning after admitting child sex offences

A MAN has heard he could be jailed for child sex and child abuse image offending.

Malcolm Porter, 24, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court to face 15 separate charges.

During a short hearing before Judge Peter Davies, Porter admitted one offence of attempting to cause a child aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity, on September 20, 2015.

Porter also pleaded guilty to five counts of distributing indecent photographs of a child, and nine charges of making an indecent photograph of a child.

Some of the images are classed in category A – the most serious.

Computer equipment is said to have been seized from Porter when he was arrested at a Carlisle address.

Judge Davies adjourned the case for background information to be prepared. Porter, of Burnside, Eddleston, will be sentenced on July 6 and was bailed in the meantime.

However, the judge told him all options, including prison, would be open on that date.