June 2017

Sex offender’s brother calls in police after finding his collection of more than 200 child sex abuse videos

A loner who downloaded hundreds of child sex abuse videos and pictures was found out when his younger brother discovered them while trying to watch TV on his computer.

Jacob Bishop had downloaded the illegal material onto two USB sticks, Bristol Crown Court heard today.

His brother realised the seriousness of the abuse in the pictures and called police, who discovered the full extent of his collection of illegal images.

The 33-year-old, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to three charges of making an indecent image of a child, as well as possessing an extreme pornographic image and possessing a prohibited image of a child.

Ian Fenny, prosecuting, said police found still photos and movies categorised in all three levels of seriousness.

Some 208 videos and 35 photos were graded as Category A – the most severe images involving rape, sadism or bestiality. Most of them involved young girls being abused.

Bishop told police he stumbled on the material innocently and had no sexual interest in children.

At the time he was living with his father and brother in Bristol, without internet access.

Judge Julian Lambert handed him a three-year community order with three years’ supervision and sex offender treatment.

He was told to register as a sex offender for seven years and handed a seven-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, banning him from unsupervised internet use.