July 2017

Derbyshire pervert had the ‘worst kind’ of sick child abuse movies

A Derbyshire father, who downloaded “abhorrent” child sexual abuse images, has escaped an immediate jail term because his “wife and children would be the ones who would suffer”.

A judge told Kevin Shaw he “did not believe he did not get sexual gratification” from viewing the sick child abuse images that were discovered on his computer by police.

And he also slammed the 47-year-old for “carrying out acts in a clandestine way” after software was discovered on the device that allowed him to search the internet for child sexual abuse images anonymously.

Handing Shaw a 10-month prison term, suspended for two years, Judge Robert Egbuna said: “You know the material you downloaded was abhorrent and to suggest that looking at material like this without getting any sexual gratification and using search terms such as ‘pre-teen’ is poppycock.

“You deliberately used an application that allowed you to search the internet anonymously so that you would evade detection.

“You carried out your acts in a clandestine way so your family would not know what you were doing.

“You clearly showed you had an interest in young children and you viewed and downloaded the worst kind of child abuse that is available on the internet.

“I have no doubt that what you did was for your own sexual gratification.”

Sonal Ahya, prosecuting at Derby Crown Court, said police found nine of the most serious category A child abuse images on a computer they seized from Shaw’s home when they carried out a warrant on March 2.

There were also one category B movie, one category A image and two category C photographs.

Miss Ahya said: “There was also evidence of search terms indicating he had been looking for child pornography from at least 2015.

“He also had a program on his compute that enable him to search the internet anonymously.”

Miss Ahya said Shaw was arrested and answered ‘no comment’ to the questions he was asked by detectives.

But he later pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing indecent images of children.

Will Bennett, for Shaw, of Rose Crescent, Mastin Moor, Chesterfield, said his client knows he has “betrayed the trust of his wife and children”.

As well as the suspended jail sentence, Judge Egbuna order Shaw to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and attend 30 rehabilitation days with the probation service.

He also placed him on the sex offenders register for 10 years, telling him: “It is quite clear if I send you to prison it will be your wife and children who will be the ones who suffer.”

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