April 2018

Cambridge man who shared indecent videos of children walks free from court

A man who made and shared indecent videos of children because he thought they looked ‘unusual’ has walked free from court.

Vincent Paran, from Cambridge, previously pleaded guilty to one count of making indecent videos of children and one count of distributing indecent videos of children.

The 25-year-old was given 20 months in prison, suspended for two years, at Cambridge Crown Court today (April 5).

The court heard how the Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) were alerted by a third party that Paran had shared an indecent video to a private Facebook group in the summer of last year.

A warrant was obtained for his arrest and his mobile phone and laptop were seized which were found to contain eight category A indecent videos which are the most severe.

Paran claimed he saved the videos because they looked ‘unusual’ and later uploaded them to a Facebook group used to share pornography.

Paran was also given a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) for five years and put on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.