April 2018

Pervert filmed himself having sex with his Staffordshire Bull Terrier and shared indecent images of kids

A ‘deeply perverse’ man filmed himself having sex with his 10-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Coco and shared indecent images of children over the internet.

Nick Tyson (51) of Pine Close, Stoke Golding, near Hinckley, was jailed for 21 months and ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years.

However, because Tyson did not face an animal welfare charge, a judge at Warwick Crown Court was unable to ban him from owning another dog in the future.

Tyson pleaded guilty to the following:

  • 6 charges of making indecent images of children

  • 3 charges of distributing some of the images

  • 1 charge of possessing extreme pornography

Prosecutor Marc Davies said the offences came to light in August last year when the police went to Tyson’s home in relation to older investigations which did not result in any proceedings.

Police picked up his mobile phone and noticed some messages which raised concerns about what might be on it or what it was being used for.

They seized the phone and other devices.

When Tyson’s phone, computer and other devices were subsequently examined, officers found scores of indecent images and videos of children.

There were 51 stills and 83 movies of the most serious type of indecent children images.

Police also found evidence of him distributing some of the images by posting them on an internet chat site.

There were 11 extreme pornographic images of sex acts with animals – including two recorded by Tyson himself of him having sex with his 10-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Coco.

Mr Davies pointed out: “He has signed over custody of the dog to the police, and it has been re-homed.”

Judge Richard Griffith-Jones observed: “I have checked to see whether I can make an order banning him from owning a dog, but the charges do not enable me to do that.”

Jailing Tyson, Judge Griffith-Jones told him: “During a period when you were no doubt lonely, you developed a sickening taste and a compulsion to watch innocent children being exploited sexually and animals being treated abominably.

“By the time you were caught your perspective had become deeply perverse.

“Your enthusiasm and determination to watch these pictures helps provide a market which perpetrates the exploitation of innocent children. As a result, those children are humiliated and hurt, and there is a risk that their lives are blighted.

“It is bad enough to provide a market, but it is a step change into an offence of greater gravity to distribute such pictures.

“The final count relates to animals, in particular a dog you owned called Coco. Your treatment of that dog was terrible.

“It excites in members of the public revulsion and disgust that an innocent animal can be treated in the way you did.

“Your perverse taste is exemplified not only by you recording your activity with your dog, but the extreme pornography in relation to other animals.

“I am quite unable to conclude that any of these sentences should be suspended.”