West Reading paedophile jailed for sharing indecent images of children in chatroom
A paedophile from Reading who shared indecent images of children in a chatroom has been jailed.
Raymond Taylor, 45, of Beecham Road, West Reading, Berkshire produced and distributed indecent images of children.
He was caught with 529 indecent images of children, some of them in the most serious category.
In an online paedophile chatroom, Taylor wrote “true pedos love boys and girls” and shared his sick fantasies with other users.
Detectives found the images hidden them in a mobile phone tucked away in a drainpipe outside his window, on three external hard drives and four computers.
Some images were even stored on computers he used for work at a home security firm.
Taylor was brought to justice following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
He admitted 11 counts of making, and eight counts of distributing indecent images of children.
He was sentenced to four years in prison at Reading Crown Court on Friday, January 26.
Taylor was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order and placed on the sex offenders register for life.
He was an associate of Jon Page, 46, of Bridge Close, London, who was jailed for three-and-a-half years in November 2017 as part of the NCA investigation into an online paedophile chatroom.
Taylor and Page streamed real-time footage to the chatroom of themselves engaged in sexual activity at the same time as Page streamed recordings of indecent images of children under the screen name 2 UK peds.
The NCA has identified the sharing and live streaming of child abuse on a variety of platforms is a growing threat, and as a result, UK law enforcement is responding to a significant increase in the reporting of child sexual exploitation.