June 2017

Pervert pensioner found with horse and dog sex pictures

A 70-year-old pervert who has been married to his wife for 47 years made 862 indecent images of children and was found in possession of animal porn images.

Police seized two laptops and a memory stick from the house of Michael Gray and, when experts analysed them, the sick material was discovered.

Gray appeared at Derby Crown Court where he was handed a suspended sentence.

Prosecuting barrister Alex Wolfson said 41 of the images were category A, the most serious, along with 52 category B and 769 category C.

He told the court: “Two laptops and a memory stick were infected with indecent images of children. Out of these, some of them were found to have been deleted. Some of them had been specifically saved on the memory stick. There were a considerable number of websites visited.”

The court heard there were also pictures of people having sex with a horse and dog.

Gray was interviewed by police officers from Derbyshire Constabulary twice on January 4 and April 10 after they seized the material from his house.

Mr Wolfson said, during that interview, Gray said he had an interest in adult pornography. He told the court, because of the category A images, there should be a starting point of one year in prison.

Judge Nirmal Shant, said Gray, of Howard Drive, Chesterfield, “should know better”. She told Gray that viewing the images showed real children being abused. She asked him if he understood that and he replied that he did.

She added: “You are of good character but this went on for a period of one year.”

She sentenced him to eight months in prison but suspended that for two years