August 2017

Man who dreamed of becoming youth worker caught with indecent images of children

A man who dreamed of becoming a youth worker was caught with a sick stash of indecent images of children.

Police found 46 pictures and movies – some of the most serious kind – on Jake Corrie’s computer when they searched his home in Annitsford, North Tyneside.

Officers executed a warrant on the 29-year-old’s house after they found him to be operating a profile on a photo hosting website containing images of young girls, a court heard.

The pervert’s computer was subsequently seized and sick indecent pictures and videos were found, including eight category A movies, which are the most serious kind and involve penetrative sexual activity.

Now, Corrie, formerly of Annitsford but now living in Westbourne Street, Stockton, Teesside, has walked free from court after magistrates decided it would be more beneficial to give him suspended sentence.

Holly Common, prosecuting, said a law enforcement officer first came across Corrie operating a profile under a different name on a photo hosting website called imgsrc.ru in January 2016.

Although he was then unidentified, the pervert was using a profile picture of a small girl, aged four or five years old, North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court was told.

The prosecutor said the profile also contained folders with pictures of young girls and the officer subsequently made efforts to trace the person behind it.

Miss Common said: “It was the defendant. As a result of enquiries, on September 22 2016, officers attended an address in Annitsford where the defendant was cautioned and arrested.

“Following the caution, the defendant said “I don’t deny doing it but I was in a bad, horrible place”.

“A search was carried out at the address and on the computer there were three categories of images and movies.”

The court heard that, on the device, police found eight category A movies, an image and two movies of category B and 30 images and five movies of category C.

Corrie, who was once involved with a project aimed at getting young people into work, was charged and later pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing cannabis.

Annalisa Moscardini, mitigating, said Corrie had once been involved in a project trying to get young people into employment and had now had his ambition to become a youth worker destroyed.

Corrie was given a 52-week prison sentence, suspended for two years, and must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.

He was also made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years and must attend the police’s sex offenders’ group programme.

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