August 2017

Maldon paedophile hoarded images of a child having sex with a dog   

A Maldon paeodophile who admitted to amassing a horde of indecent images of children on various devices has been punished with unpaid work.

The sick collection created by 62-year-old Colin Chaston included images of a young girl having sexual activity with a dog.

He was snared by Essex Police after officers executed a warrant and search his home in Wagtail Drive, Heybridge, on February 9.

Officers discovered that vile Chaston had a mix of both moving and still images when they seized his Samsung notebook and a HP laptop.  

The notebook contained seven Category A moving images and one Category A still image, the most serious category, as well as three Category B still images.

Having examined the laptop, police discovered eight moving images from Category A, two moving images from Category B, four moving images from Category C, as well as 10 still images from Category A.

Chaston, who pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of a child when he appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on August 2, was back at that same court to be sentenced yesterday (Wednesday, August 31).

At the earlier hearing, prosecutor Grace Court told the court a variety of search terms used by Chaston to find the horrid films and photos, which included ‘eight-year-old’, ’12-year-old’, and ‘girl model’.

Turning the nature of the images found on Chaston’s devices, Ms Court said: “There was involvement of a female child, aged eight to ten years, which involved a dog.

“The majority of the images involved females.”

The court heard how Chaston had also searched for indecent images through Google on his mobile and that he viewed some material that he believed involved girls over the age of 18 engaged in the role playing characters of a much younger age.

Ms Court also informed Judge John Woollard that the defendant has no previous convictions and lives with his wife, who is of ill health.

Chaston, who had to register a sex offender shortly after he admitted his guilt, was sentenced to a community order and a rehabilitative activity requirement, both of which will last for 30 days.

In addition, he was told he must carry out 180 hours of unpaid work within 12 months, ordered to pay £105 in prosecution costs and the £85 victim surcharge.

A Sexual Harm Prevention Order was also made against Chaston which will last for five years.

August 2017

A Maldon man has admitted amassing a horde of indecent images of children on various devices after police searched his home.

Colin Chaston, 62, pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of a child when he appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court

The court heard how Chaston’s vile collection, which included images of a young girl having sexual activity with a dog, was discovered by police who executed a search warrant at his home in Wagtail Drive, Heybridge, on February 9.

Officers seized a Samsung notebook and a HP laptop on which they discovered both moving and still indecent images of children.

On the notebook there were seven Category A moving images and one Category A still image, the most serious category, as well as three Category B still images.

Having examined the laptop, police discovered eight moving images from Category A, two moving images from Category B, four moving images from Category C, as well as 10 still images from Category A.

Prosecutor Grace Court told the court a variety of search terms used by Chaston to find the horrid films and photos, which included ‘eight-year-old’, ’12-year-old’, and ‘girl model’.

Turning the nature of the images found on Chaston’s devices, Ms Court said: “There was involvement of a female child, aged eight to ten years, which involved a dog.

“The majority of the images involved females.”

The court heard how Chaston had also searched for indecent images through Google on his mobile and that he viewed some material that he believed involved girls over the age of 18 engaged in the role playing characters of a much younger age.

Ms Court also informed Judge John Woollard that the defendant has no previous convictions and lives with his wife, who is of ill health.

As a pre-sentence report was required, Judge Woollard adjourned sentencing until August 30.

Before releasing Chaston on unconditional bail, he was warned that he had 48 hours to register as a sex offender with the police.

 

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