August 2018

Paedophile caught with child abuse manuals

A paedophile was caught with child abuse manuals including a sick Harry Potter-themed one called ‘Hogwarts School for Pedo Wizards’, a court heard.

Robert Ginn, 56, of Bethnal Green, East London, was arrested after he made a series of internet searches for child pornography.

When police raided his home they found he had a collection of 1,733 indecent images featuring children and babies, and perverted manuals. 

Saira Khan, prosecuting, said some of the videos depicted the rape of babies ‘as young as six months’ and children no older than 11.

‘These children are children that are young and vulnerable,’ Ms Khan told Thames Magistrates’ Court in Bow.

The paedophile manuals were found by police on ‘active devices’ in Ginn’s home, meaning they were being used and could be shared, the court heard.

Ms Khan said three of the manuals, each called the Jazz Guide, included tips on ‘how to rape a child under six without causing them harm’.

Ginn, who hobbled into the dock with the aid of a walking stick, protested to the Press in the courtroom, pleading: ‘I’ve got a family. We all make mistakes.’

Magistrate Stephen Van Gelder said: ‘These matters cannot be dealt with in the magistrates as our sentencing powers are insufficient. You will now go to Snaresbrook Crown Court.’