April 2018

Paedophile said vile images were “no different” to seeing naked kids on beach

A man who was caught with more than 1,000 indecent images of children said he could not see the difference between many of them and seeing children running around on a beach.

But Aleksander Kaufman will now have to take part in a rehabilitation activity to address his attitude as part of a suspended sentence imposed by a judge at Warwick Crown Court.

Kaufman, 44, of Tryan Road, Nuneaton, had pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent images of children.

He was sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for two years, with a rehabilitation activity and 120 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years and to pay £340 costs.

Prosecutor Marion Smullen said that in May last year the police went to Kaufman’s home and seized two computer towers which were later examined.

On one of them officers found a total of 1,118 indecent images of children, while the other contained just five images.

There were a total of 39 category A images, of which 33 were movies, showing girls being subjected to penetrative sex acts, and 134 category B images of children involved in non-penetrative sexual activity.

In addition, there were 950 category C images of children in naked or indecent poses.

When he was interviewed, Kaufman accepted he had built both computers and was responsible for the large number of images on one of them, but said he was unsure whether he was responsible for the handful of images on the other.

He claimed he had viewed the images out of ‘curiosity,’ and that he could not see the difference between having images on his computer and going to the beach and seeing children running around naked.