November 2018

Pervert caught with child abuse images

A former school caterer downloaded a “sadistic” extreme pornographic image from a Dropbox link.

Nigel Young, of Taunton Road, Swanage, accessed photos of children aged around 10 being abused, as well as images of an adult woman being harmed and bestiality, a court heard on Friday.

The defendant was arrested last year after detectives from the National Crime Agency (NCA) learned of the existence of a Cloud storage platform which was used for indecent images.

Users had accessed the link via chatroom Chat To Go.

Young, 51, who served in the Army’s cadet corps for 22 years, admitted 10 counts of possessing indecent images of children, two of possessing prohibited images and two of possessing an extreme pornographic image.

Stuart Ellacott, prosecuting at Bournemouth Crown Court, said: “The NCA received intelligence in November 2017 about a Cloud storage platform Dropbox which contained indecent images.

“Some 504 people across the globe accessed that particular account and downloaded indecent images of children.

“Of those, 27 were located in the UK. One of the IP addresses traced was linked to this defendant.”

In total, Young accessed the Dropbox on nine separate occasions between June 4 and July 15 2017.

Judge Peter Crabtree OBE sentenced him to a two-year community order with 100 hours of community service and 60 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

The defendant must also comply with the terms of a sexual harm prevention order for five years.