December 2017

Pervert pensioner caught with ‘paedophile manual’ advising how to abuse children

A pervert is facing jail after he was caught with a sickening “paedophile manual” showing advice on how to abuse children.

Pensioner Phillip Arthur Dowling, 67, admitted having the disturbing item along with dozens of child abuse images – some at the most serious category.

He appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to six charges.

He admitted possessing a paedophile manual – an item which “contained advice or guidance as to how to abuse children sexually” – between May and August 2016.

He also admitted arranging or facilitating the commission sex with an 11-year-old child between May and August this year.

And he admitted four charges of making and distributing indecent photographs of children between March 2002 and January 2017.

These offences relate to a total of 87 illegal images.

Dowling, of Lambert Court, Lowson Street, Darlington , was released on unconditional bail until sentencing at Teesside Crown Court on a date to be notified.

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