February 2019

Paedophile discussed raping a two-year-old child

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A paedophile from Derbyshire altered horrific child sex images so they showed the faces of his own family members being abused.

Derby Crown Court heard how Jake Booth also had online conversations with another twisted pervert in which he discussed raping a two-year-old child.

When the 25-year-old was arrested and interviewed he admitted to police he got sexual gratification at the thought of incest.

Judge Shaun Smith QC said: “This is quite a disturbing case in a way because of the references to your own family. It is quite disgusting.

“I do, however, accept that since the age of 11 you were groomed yourself over the internet by adults who showed you things of a sexual nature.

“That is a new phenomenon that the courts are going to have to deal with.

“The probation service believe, and I agree, that the best was of ensuring your fantasies do not turn into reality, is through a three-year community order over which you can be worked with on one-to-one and group sex offender programmes for a long period of time.”

Sarah Allen, prosecuting, said police raided Booth’s home in Alfreton after receiving information that vile child abuse images were being viewed by someone there.

She said Booth was not at home when they arrived so they arrested him at his pla

Miss Allen said his laptop was seized and analysed and found to contain hundreds of indecent images and movies, including more than 100 of the most serious category.

She said: “In total, 359 films of images across all three categories were found.

“A large amount of these images had been altered by the defendant so they showed the faces of family members (being sexually abused).

“Some of the other images showed girls as young as eight having sex with adults.

“There was also a file in which some of the images were kept which he had titled ‘young’.”

“He admitted he got sexual gratification at the thought of incest.”

Booth, of Hall Street, pleaded guilty to charges of possession and distribution of indecent images.

As well as the community order, Judge Smith handed Booth a five-year sexual harm prevention order and placed him of the sex offender’s register for five years.