August 2018

Pervert shared images of two children

A man who sexually abused two children and shared the images with other paedophiles was jailed in March.

John Hewett, 33, was found with 75 “horrific and disturbing” indecent images of children , six of the highest category (A), which he had shared with other paedophiles on two mobile phones.

Judge Jonathan Black told Hewett he had “caused distress” and “abused the trust of others” by his actions which stemmed from years of being addicted to pornography, making him “desensitised”.

The court heard from prosecutor Wendy Cottee who said Hewett, who lived in Tadworth at the time of the offences, committed several “disgusting acts” on two children.

Hewett, now of Leybourne, West Malling in Kent, pleaded guilty in January to seven child sex offences, three of which involved him abusing children. The other four charges related to indecent images.

He was sentenced to six years and eight months and will spend a further three years on licence.