January 2018

New Addington man caught with baby abuse pics on computers walks free from court

A New Addington paedophile caught with indecent images involving babies just a few months old has avoided a prison sentence after Croydon Crown Court heard how he is the sole carer for his mother, sister and wife.

Jason Love, of Shaxton Crescent, was found to have more than 100 indecent images on 17 computer devices including images showing a sex act involving a child between four to six months after his home was raided by police in January last year.

The images, which included 14 of the most serious kind, were found on an array of PCs, mobile phones and hard drives.

The 49-year-old, who spoke only to confirm his identity, had previously pleaded guilty at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, November 17 to three counts of making indecent photographs of a child.

Judge Nicholas Ainley said: “One of these images concerns a four to six month-old child being penetrated, it’s unthinkable of the pain or harm this causes such a young child.

“I’m having to consider that the children are very young and only a limited number of images are of the highest category”.

Andrew Ramsubhag, prosecuting, said: “On January 6 of this year police officers went to Mr Love’s home address to execute a search warrant.

“They took a number of devices with them from Mr Love’s home and there was an analysis where they found a number of images.

“17 computer devices were seized and he admitted he used these to download adult pornography and he may have by accident seen indecent images of children he then deleted straight away.

“On being interviewed a second time he accepted searching and having indecent images of teenagers and children and he was breaking the law.

“The category A images include a young teenager aged between 12 and 14 being penetrated and a child aged as young as four to six months being penetrated in the mouth.”

Police found one moving and 13 category A images, two moving and 18 category B images and 68 category C images, the court heard.

He received an eight month sentence, suspended for two years, 100 hours of unpaid community work to be completed within 12 months and has received a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.