March 2018

Man caught with hundreds of child abuse

A 22-year-old Dursley man caught with more than 1,500 child sexual abuse images as well as 19 pictures of bestial sex acts was given a taste of jail by a judge today – before being released with a suspended sentence.

At Gloucester Crown Court Kaylen Milliner of Brownings Lane, Dursley, pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent images of a child, one of possessing an indecent image and two of possessing extreme pornography.

Prosecutor Caighli Taylor said police raided his home on August 4 last year after being made aware that someone at his address was accessing indecent images over the internet.

He was arrested and his computer devices were seized.

Police found 509 category A images and videos (the worst kind of child pornography), 151 Category B and 902 Category C. He also had 19 images of women having sex with animals including dogs.

Included in the child porn imagery was a total of eight-and-a-half hours of video, said the prosecutor.

The children depicted were aged from just 12 months to 15 years.

When interviewed by police, Milliner said that when aged 11-12 he was shown a video that scared him. He then started to ‘hear voices’ telling him to watch more such material, he stated.

“He said that at the age of 14 he came across indecent images of children,” Ms Taylor said. “He said he found it upsetting at first but then felt compelled to keep looking.”

Judge Ian Lawrie QC commented: “He has a very dark corner in his soul somewhere.”

The judge sent Milliner down to the cells below court for about two hours to give him an experience of custody while he read a lengthy psychiatric report and considered sentence.

“You can sit in that small room downstairs and reflect on what you have done,” said the judge. “What you were looking at is appalling. Realise that what you experience downstairs could be a foretaste of your future.”

When Milliner was later brought back into court the judge said he accepted from what he had read in the psychiatric report that he would be ‘spectacularly vulnerable’ in a prison environment.

“The punishment would be extreme and would far outweigh the offending, awful as it was,” the judge said.

He said he was nevertheless concerned by the risk of further offending from Milliner and he wanted to put a package of measures in place to deter him and protect the public.

He asked Milliner how he had found his time in the cells.

“Uncomfortable – and warm,” Milliner said.

The judge said he had decided to give Milliner a chance and he told him always to remember his time in the cells if he felt like offending again.

“You can sit in that small room downstairs and reflect on what you have done,” said the judge. “What you were looking at is appalling. Realise that what you experience downstairs could be a foretaste of your future.”

When Milliner was later brought back into court the judge said he accepted from what he had read in the psychiatric report that he would be ‘spectacularly vulnerable’ in a prison environment.

“The punishment would be extreme and would far outweigh the offending, awful as it was,” the judge said.

He said he was nevertheless concerned by the risk of further offending from Milliner and he wanted to put a package of measures in place to deter him and protect the public.

He asked Milliner how he had found his time in the cells.

“Uncomfortable – and warm,” Milliner said.

The judge said he had decided to give Milliner a chance and he told him always to remember his time in the cells if he felt like offending again.

He sentended Milliner to two years jail suspended for two years and ordered him to attend 30 days of rehabilitation activities.

He told Milliner he will have to report back to court once a month for the next six months for his progress to be reviewed.

Milliner was placed on the sex offender register for 10 years and a sexual harm prevention order was made against him.

He will have to pay a £140 surcharge.