September 2017

Paedophile jailed after encouraging children to perform sex acts on internet

A 52-year-old paedophile from Midway encouraged children to perform sexual acts over the internet and was caught with more than 900 indecent images and movies of children on his computer.

Michael Williams, of Midway Road, has now been jailed for six years after appearing at Derby Crown Court to admit possession of a total of 595 movies and 415 indecent images of children in Swadlincote made over a six-year period.

Williams admitted possession of 179 extreme pornographic movies and 385 images which involved a person performing a sexual act on a live animal in Swadlincote between December 14, 2010, and June 6, 2016.

He also admitted making 100 category C indecent movies and 15 category C indecent images of a children; making 76 category B indecent movies and six category B indecent images of a child; and 186 category A, the most serious, indecent movies and nine category A indecent images of a child in Swadlincote December 14, 2010, and June 6, 2016.

Indecent images are now classified intro three categories: category A – deemed the most severe, category B – the mid-range in terms of seriousness and category C, the least. Each category has a list of characteristics used to assist a jury, and the deemed categories will set the sentencing boundaries.

Williams also pleaded guilty to making 34 category C self-generated indecent movies of a child; 16 category B self-generated indecent movies of a child, and four category A self-generated indecent movies of a child, in Swadlincote between January 20, 2016 and June 3, 2016.

Williams also incited a boy aged under 16 into engaging in sexual activity in Swadlincote on May 26, 2016 and June 9, 2016, and incited a girl aged under into engaging in sexual activity in Swadlincote on December 14, 2011.

Williams has been jailed for six years. He has also been made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order until further notice and put on a barring list which prevents him from working with children in the future.

August 2017

Midway man admits possession of hundreds of indecent images and movies of children

A 52-year-old man has admitted possession of hundreds of indecent images and movies of children.

Michael Williams, of Midway Road, Midway, appeared at Derby Crown Court charged with possession of 179 extreme pornographic movies and 385 images which involved a person performing a sexual act on a live animal in Swadlincote between December 14, 2010, and June 6, 2016.

He also admitted making 100 Category C indecent movies and 15 Category C indecent images of a children; making 76 Category B indecent movies and six Category B indecent images of a child; and 186 Category A, the most serious, indecent movies and nine Category A indecent images of a child in Swadlincote December 14, 2010, and June 6, 2016.

He also pleaded guilty to making 34 Category C self-generated indecent movies of a child; 16 Category B self-generated indecent movies of a child, and four Category A self-generated indecent movies of a child, in Swadlincote between January 20, 2016 and June 3, 2016.

Williams also admitted inciting a boy aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity in Swadlincote on May 26, 2016 and June 9, 2016.

And he pleaded guilty to inciting a girl aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity in Swadlincote on December 14, 2011.

Williams is due to attend Derby Crown Court on August 25 to be sentenced and he answers unconditional bail until that date.

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