September 2018

Pervert, 43, skipped his child abuse images trial – after fleeing to Bali

Pervert Rory Pattison has been locked up – after he skipped his child abuse images trial by fleeing to Bali.

The 43-year-old should have gone on trial last December after being charged with four counts of making and possessing indecent images of children.

But he went to Indonesia instead and was convicted in his absence by a jury.

Now Pattison, of Mow Lane, Mow Cop, has been arrested after finally returning to the UK and brought back before the courts. He admitted breaching his bail by fleeing to Bali and has been jailed for four months for that offence.

Liverpool Crown Court heard police raided Pattison’s Mow Cop home in December, 2016 and the door was opened by his wife.

The defendant was arrested on suspicion of making and possessing indecent images of children and Cheshire Police seized his laptop and computer tower as well as a hard drive. He denied he had been searching for child abuse images

Prosecutor Simon Mills told the court: “He agreed he used the computers to search for adult pornography and said many years ago indecent images of children had popped up when looking for other material.”

But police experts analysed the computer equipment and found search terms including ‘seven-year-olds’ and ‘rope bondage’. He had also accessed sites which are ‘notorious’ for child sexual abuse images

He was convicted in his absence of making a total of 185 indecent images in all categories of seriousness and possessing those images.

Recorder of Liverpool Judge Clement Goldstone, QC, has indicated he will impose a community penalty on Pattison when he is sentenced next month for the indecent images offences. He has been remanded in custody and is due to return to court on Wednesday, October 3 to learn his fate