November 2017

Tumble paedophile jailed for four years after contacting teen girls

A TUMBLE paedophile who carried on trying to contact young girls despite serving a prison sentence was jailed for four years on Monday.

Matthew Dale Thompson, of High Street, was warned he had come close to getting a 13-year sentence.

Swansea crown court heard how Thompson had been jailed for 16 weeks in 2012 for 13 offences of making indecent images of children.

The 37-year-old was also made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order controlling his access to the internet.

But Thompson bought specialised software that would delete his internet browsing.

Thompson then went on download more indecent images of children, two of them “depicting unspeakable abuse.”

Thompson also made contact with a 13-year-old girl and two 15-year-old girls and encouraged them to send him photographs of them touching themselves sexually.

Judge Geraint Walters said when the 13-year-old refused, Thompson tried to bully her by threatening to publish photographs of her on the internet unless she did as he asked.

Thompson admitted four offences of possessing child pornography, three of inciting under age girls to engage in sexual activity and one of breaching the sexual offences protection order.

Sentencing him to Judge Walters told Thompson that if the 13-year-old had been just 12 months younger he would have been facing a starting point of 13 years.

“The purchase of that software shows how determined you were to go back to committing these serious offences, despite having served a prison sentence.

“The children in those images were real children suffering real abuse that would have scarred them for life.

“It happens because people like you provide a market for the material.

“You are a danger to young girls.

“Three quarters of people doing this claim it was not for their sexual gratification.

“When judges hear that they think about pigs flying,” he added.

September 2017

Man groomed girls and incited them to engage in sexual activity on the internet

A Carmarthenshire man will be sentenced for a string of sexual offences including inciting girls to engage in sexual activity over the internet.

Matthew Dale Thompson admitted grooming teenage girls on the internet and pleaded guilty to four charges of making an indecent photograph of a child when he appeared before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court

All four offences occurred on August 30 last year.

On the same date he also used a computer program to delete his internet browsing history, which he was not allowed to do due to a sexual harm prevention order imposed on him at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court in 2012.

Thompson, of High Street, Tumble, pleaded guilty to breaching the order which was put in place for seven years for 13 counts of making indecent images of children.

At Llanelli Magistrates’ Court, Thompson, aged 37, also pleaded guilty to three charges of inciting girls aged 15 and under to engage in sexual activity over the internet.

All three offences occurred between November, 20, 2015 and August 30, 2016.

Prosecutor Abul Hussein told the court: “There are a number of offences and some images are in category A, being the most serious.

“Along with attempts to incite sexual activity with teenage girls.

“An aggravating feature being the age difference between the defendant and girls.”

Turning to Thompson’s use of a program to wipe his internet browsing history, Mr Hussein said: “He used a program he was not allowed to use.”

Magistrates decline jurisdiction of the case and sent Thompson to Swansea Crown Court for sentencing.

He was granted unconditional bail and will appear at the crown court on October 23.

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