June 2016

Pervert that downloaded 4,000 indecent images of children avoids prison term

A Castlemartin man downloaded thousands of indecent photographs of young girls, including images of rape.

Louis Davids-Watson, aged 27, was told by a judge that children were raped only because men like him wanted to view the pictures.

“This is not a victimless crime,” said Judge Paul Thomas.

Davids-Watson, of Pound House, admitted possessing 4,000 indecent images of children.

Judge Thomas, sitting at Swansea crown court, said Davids-Watson deserved a jail sentence, but it would be a relatively short one because of sentencing guidelines, and would not allow time for his offending to be addressed

He is now employed by an engineering company in Pembroke Dock.

Judge Thomas said some of the images were in the most serious categories, as defined in law, but the vast majority were in Category 1.

Davids-Watson, he said, had also entered “worrying search terms” into his computer, and appeared to be interested in girls aged between 13 and 15.

Judge Thomas told Davids-Watson, “Whether you recognise it or not, you have a sexual interest in underage girls. There were thousands of photographs.

“Real children are being photographed as they are being raped. That is real suffering that those young girls are undergoing so that people like you can gain gratification from it.

“You can lose sight of what this is really about,” added the judge.

A jail sentence would be measured in months, he said, and would have little or no reformative impact on Davids-Watson.

Davids-Watson was made the subject of a three year community order with several conditions attached, including not working with children, five days of a rehabilitation activity, registering with the police as a sex offender for five years and becoming the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

Judge Thomas warned Davids-Watson that the order would have an impact and if he did not comply with all of the conditions he would go to jail.