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Actor admits raping girl, 14 and sexually abusing others

Published April 25, 2013 by misty534

An actor has admitted raping a 14-year-old girl and sexually abusing three other children.

Matthew John Wilson, who is well-known on the theatre scene in Hinckley, was also involved in downloading more than 2,000 indecent images of children.

  1. Wilson pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court

    Wilson pleaded guilty to a total of 19 offences at Leicester Crown Court

At Leicester Crown Court yesterday, the 34-year-old, who molested girls over a 10-year period, pleaded guilty to a total of 19 offences.

Wilson, of Elm Tree Drive, Burbage, has appeared in numerous shows at Concordia Theatre, in Hinckley. The victims came into contact with him through his involvement with acting.


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Man admits having child sex images

Published April 25, 2013 by misty534



A MAN who downloaded child sex abuse images to his computer over a six-year period has changed his plea to admit what he did.

Timothy Smallwood had denied being responsible for the material after it was found on his machine in 2010.

But a week before the 51-year-old was to face trial, his case was brought back before the court for him to admit the charges.

Now he has been ordered to register as a sex offender and warned he could be jailed when he is sentenced at Swindon Crown Court.

Smallwood, of Groundwell Road, pleaded guilty to eight counts of making and one of possessing indecent images of children. He also admitted one charge of possessing prohibited images of children. He maintained his not guilty plea to a final allegation of having extreme pornography.

Hannah Squire, prosecuting, said the Crown would not be seeking a trial on the one not guilty matter as it was not in the public interest.

Smallwood admitted downloading the material between August 2004 and October 2010, when he was arrested.

Judge Douglas Field adjourned the case to Friday, May 17 to give the probation service time to compile a pre-sentence report and released him on bail.

He said: “The fact you are being granted bail should not be taken as any indication of the final outcome of your case.”


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Leicester man, 65, jailed over child porn images

Published April 22, 2013 by misty534

A man who accessed more than 1,500 indecent images of youngsters on the internet has been jailed for 10 months.

Roy Widdowson was caught after an associate found some images stored on CDs and DVDs of naked girls aged between 10 and 12 years.

  1. Widdowson was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court

    Widdowson was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court


The 65-year-old, of Hinckley Road, Leicester, admitted making indecent images of children, by downloading them.

They relate to 1,375 images, including 18 movies, at level one, 170 images, including two movies, at level two, 78 images at level three, 188 at level four, and 24 in the most serious category, level five.

Sentencing him at Leicester Crown Court, Judge Philip Head said: “Your offending spanned a nine-year period.

“It ended on February 28 when you moved out of a hostel and told an acquaintance he could keep what he found.

“He found CDs and DVDs of girls exposing themselves and alerted the police who then searched your computer.

“A significant proportion of the victims shown were 10 years old.”

The judge said there were also images of even younger children being abused.

He added: “The impact on the victims, for the rest of their lives, of being treated in this way cannot be imagined.

“People like you, who download and use them, keep this trade going.

“It’s said you’ve had unhappy emotional experiences, which led you into these offences.

“However, the material is so serious and of such a quantity, only custody is justified, in the public interest.”

Carl Gaskell, mitigating, said Widdowson was willing to address his offending and regretted his actions.

Judge Head imposed a sexual offences prevention order, enabling the authorities to monitor and restrict his future computer use, and also banning him from unsupervised contact with females under 16.

He will also have to enlist on a sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

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Ian Edwards: Paedophile facing jail after Sunday Mirror probe catches him trading vile porn through Twitter

Published April 21, 2013 by misty534



Acting on our evidence, detectives arrested Edwards and found ­nearly 1,000 child porn images and videos on his computer

A paedophile is facing jail after a Sunday Mirror investigation caught him trading vile child porn with other perverts online.

Our undercover team nailed Ian ­Edwards, 50, while he was using Twitter to find sickening pictures and videos of youngsters.

Acting on our evidence, detectives arrested Edwards and found ­nearly 1,000 child porn images and videos on his computer.

On Friday he pleaded guilty to more than 20 child sex charges.

The Sunday Mirror launched our investigation after ­receiving information that Twitter had become a playground for perverts.

Leading our probe, child protection expert Mark Williams-Thomas befriended Edwards online, allowing us to monitor his depraved postings, which included: “So what u up to today. I’m home alone and horny as hell looking pics of sweet yng things.”

Mr Williams-Thomas, who had told Edwards he was a ballet teacher, asked the pervert what age he preferred. ­Edwards responded simply: “3-12yrs.”

After Edwards revealed he had“a small amount of pics, some vids” – material suggesting criminal behaviour – he was asked where he got it.

Showing knowledge of paedophile terminology, he said: “As for my stuff, follow NN site.” NN is the abbreviation for non-nude sites, which are paid-for sites widely used by child sex offenders.

Alarmed at the escalation in his sick comments, our team immediately contacted Scotland Yard. Detectives swooped on his East London flat, where they also arrested his wife Gillian. After a five-month investigation, the pair were charged.

They appeared at Southwark crown court where it emerged that Edwards had also been sharing vile snaps with other paedophiles by email. All the images ranged in grading up to 5, the most serious.

Mrs Edwards, 48, was charged with one count of possessing 17 indecent movies of children, but it was dropped when the prosecution offered no evidence.

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Paedophile put on sex offenders’ register for decade over child porn

Published April 15, 2013 by misty534


A PERVERT who looked at child porn images for 69 minutes was put on the sex offenders’ register for ten years.

Brian Hewitt, 55, had been caught before and was already covered by an order which allowed police to check his computer.

He was also given a 15-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, when he appeared at Derby Crown Court.

Christopher Gabbitas, prosecuting, said Hewitt was being monitored by the “dangerous persons monitoring unit of Derbyshire police” because of his previous offences.

Officers checked his computer after receiving information from the probation service.

The machine was taken away and officers found a total of 157 porn images had been deleted from the hard drive.

“They were searched for on the internet, downloaded and deleted in a short space of time, only an hour,” said Mr Gabbitas.

Hewitt of Jefferson Place, Alvaston, claimed that he had been researching family history.

He claimed another man had access to the computer and this person was traced but said he only used it when Hewitt was present.

Hewitt admitted breach of the Sexual Offences Prevention Order and possession of indecent images.

Clive Stockwell, in mitigation, said: “The possession of these images was confined to one day.

“He was viewing for one hour and nine minutes.

“He fell foul of the images and he didn’t seek to store them – he viewed them and deleted them.”

Mr Stockwell said it was the only breach in a three-year order aimed at curbing the problem.

Recorder David Mason imposed a new sexual offences prevention order which again gives police permission to check Hewitt’s internet use and which bars him from having equipment which deletes computer history.

The recorder told him: “It is strict and rightly so.

“Just stay away from these images.

“You must engage with probation. You have a problem which needs sorting out still and that is the way to do it.

“If you commit further offences, particularly of this type, you will be brought back and will inevitably go down the steps.”

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Child porn Leeds pervert’s sick fetish for boys

Published April 13, 2013 by misty534



A PERVERT with a fetish for spanking young boys had over 700 indecent pictures of children hidden on computers when police raided his home in Leeds.

Martin Hurley, 40, tried to hide from officers when they went to his house in Beeston but they forced the door after 20 minutes of knocking.

Examination of the software revealed he had downloaded vile images of boys and girls being abused.

He had accessed the images over a three-year period leading up to the police raid in October 2010.

Many of the images were of boys aged between seven and 10 being spanked.

He had also downloaded newspaper articles and film clips in relation to spanking and had visited websites about his fetish.

Hurley, now of Minden Close, Pontefract, pleaded guilty to 22 charges relating to making indecent images of children.

The court heard he has a previous conviction for indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 1998.

Hurley also has drink driving convictions linked to his history of alcohol abuse.

After pleading guilty to his latest offences, Hurley told a probation officer that he had not downloaded the image for sexual gratification.

Hurley’s barrister Timothy Jacobs said: “Given the nature of the images it is perhaps an explanation that doesn’t make a great deal of sense.”

Mr Jacobs said Hurley was no longer in denial about his offending and wanted to receive professional help.

The lawyer asked judge Neil Clark to consider imposing a community punishment so Hurley could receive proper treatment to tackle his offending.

He was made the subject of a three-year supervision order, during which he must attend a 60-day high-level activity requirement.

Hurley was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for five years.

The judge said imposing a short custodial prison sentence would do little to prevent him from re-offending and that imposing a community punishment would ensure he would receive appropriate treatment.

Judge Clark said: “It really is appalling behaviour.

“It perpetuates abuse of children. If people did not look at the images then people would not create the images in the first place and put them on the internet.

“The victims, these children, have to live with the knowledge that not only has someone done this to them but has then put it out on the internet for people to look at.

“To know that must cause enormous physiological damage and upset and you perpetuated that by committing these disgusting offences.”


 Yorkshire evening post

Man posed as schoolboy to lure hundreds of girls into sex chat

Published April 12, 2013 by misty534

ImagePolice searched more than 20,000 messages on Lee Heathcock’s phone and uncovered more than 400 conversations with different children.

A 34-year-old man posed as a schoolboy on social messaging sites in order to chat up young girls and talk them into sending indecent photographs.

Lee Heathcock exchanged Blackberry Messenger posts with children as young as 11, talked about his school, used an image of a teenage boy as his profile picture, and adopted text speak acronyms to convince victims they were in touch with a child.

But once Heathcock, a prolific Dudley criminal, felt he’d struck up a relationship he quickly engaged in sexually explicit conversations, sent indecent images and urged his targets to reciprocate.

Officers from West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit painstakingly searched more than 20,000 messages on his phone and uncovered 400-plus conversations with different children.

They found evidence of him exchanging sexually explicit images and chat with several youngsters, including five girls aged 12 and one just 11, living across the UK and abroad.

Heathcock, now 36, admitted a total of 11 charges – including inciting children to engage in sexual activity and pornography, plus possessing indecent images – and asked for a further six offences to be taken into consideration.

At Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday (April 10) he was jailed for 18 months, placed on the Sex Offender’s Register for 10 years and banned from ever working with children.

Detective sergeant Emily Crump,said: “It was a very detailed case – our team analysed Heathcock’s phone and used BlackBerry PIN numbers to trace victims across the country.

“He duped children into believing they were communicating with a child of a similar age…he displayed a profile picture of a teenage boy and used age-appropriate language to support his deception.

“I’d urge parents to be vigilant and actively monitor their children’s internet and mobile phone use across all social media channels. They shouldn’t feel awkward asking what they’re up to and who they’re conversing with on social media because they’re only trying to protect them.

“Perhaps have an agreement that they only use the internet in an overt manner, in the living room, rather than squirreled away in their bedrooms.”

Convicted burglar Heathcock, of no fixed address, was wanted on a prison recall in October 2011 and arrested by an alert off-duty police officer on a petrol station forecourt.

During a search of his car officers found two mobile phones which, upon examination, revealed concerning message exchanges between July and September 2011 and sexually explicit photos of children. Most of Heathcock’s victims were girls aged between 11- and 15-years-old.

He initially claimed the phones belonged to someone else but police rubbished his defence after discovering the person Heathcock suggested as a suspect was in fact dead. He eventually admitted all the offences.


the Birmingham Mail

Teacher who performed sex act in front of pupil removed from register

Published April 12, 2013 by misty534




A teacher who performed a sex act in front of a schoolboy has been removed from GTC Scotland’s Register of Teachers.

Christopher Daniels was teaching IT at Lossiemouth High School when the incident took place in July 2011.

He also was found to be in possession of indecent photographs of children at Church Court, Court Street, Lossiemouth.

The 29-year-old was sentenced to two year community payback order (CPO).

He was also ordered to sign on to the sex offenders register.

Daniels, who was voluntarily removed from the register, still has 21 days to appeal his removal due to procedure.

There are approximately 78,500 teachers on the GTCS register.

Since 2005 97 teachers have been removed from the register.


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Shipston loner collected ‘revolting’ sexual abuse images of children

Published April 8, 2013 by misty534


A LONER from Shipston who downloaded and stored ‘chillingly revolting’ images of young girls being sexually abused has narrowly escaped being jailed.

‘Sexually inadequate’ Darren Manders had pleaded guilty to six charges of making indecent images of children by downloading them onto his computer.

Despite the explicit nature of the images, some of which involved girls as young as two, a judge at Warwick Crown Court heard Manders denied having them for sexual gratification.

But following an adjournment, it was said the 28-year-old now accepted his motivation for having the images, which Judge Alan Parker said enabled him not to pass a prison sentence.

Manders, of Greenway Road, was given a community order with three years supervision and ordered to take part in a three-year sex offenders group work programme.

He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for five years, made subject to a sexual offences prevention order restricting his contact with children and his computer use, and was ordered to pay £340 costs.

Prosecutor Glyn Samuel said that in June last year the police had information about internet use from Manders’s address.

Mr Samuel said police seized various computers including a laptop from Manders’s bedroom. In a file on the computer officers found 134 still and moving indecent images of children – including 56 hardcore images. They included girls as young as two being sexually abused by adults.

When interviewed, Manders painted himself as a loner who had no real friends and no job, so he spent his time making friends on the internet with people he did not know.

He accepted creating a false identity as a nine-year-old girl called ‘Mary’, with a picture he had downloaded of a young girl in swimwear, and as a result he was sent images by men asking ‘Mary’ if she would like them to do the things shown in the images to her.

But he claimed he was not a paedophile and did not get any sexual gratification from the images, added Mr Samuel.

Nick Devine, defending, said: “There is no real way to dress this up gently; Mr Manders is plainly someone who is socially and sexually inexperienced and inadequate.”

He asked the judge to pass a community sentence on Manders with an intensive programme to deal with his issues.

Judge Alan Parker told Manders: “You acquired and stored the various images which have been described to me, and just those that were described were chillingly revolting.

“You stored them for viewing from time to time for sexual gratification, and it has taken until today for you to confess to that.

“I can tell you, if you had not confessed to your motivation I would have sent you to prison; but the fact that you now admit the full extent of all of this permits me to deal with you in a different way.”

Stratford Observer

School volunteer from Tarleton kept obscene images, court hears

Published March 26, 2013 by misty534

A PRIMARY school volunteer helper was found to have children’s underwear in his bedroom and obscene images of youngsters, a court has heard.

Police officers raided Zbigniew Kadlubowski’s Lancashire home after suspicions arose about him downloading indecent images and they arrived to seize his computer.

He was out at the time and when they went into his untidy bedroom they found items including a child’s doll and girl’s clothing, including knickers, which he had bought on the internet.

When his computer was analysed it was found to have a total of 5,841 pornographic images of children aged between five and 13, in all categories of seriousness plus 85 images of extreme porn, said Harry Pepper, prosecuting.

When Kadlunowski, a 32-year-old Pole, was arrested he admitted downloading the images and wearing children’s clothing at the same time for sexual gratification. He also confessed that he had been doing so for three years.

Kadlubowski admitted 21 offences of making and possessing indecent images and also pleaded guilty to stealing four pairs of shorts from the school where he had been volunteering assisting children with their lessons for three years.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that Kadlubowski of Hesketh Lane, Tarleton, near Southport, was arrested by police on the day of the raid, February 11 this year at the school, Becconsall All Saints C of E Primary School, Hesketh Bank, also near Southport.

Sentencing him Judge Clement Goldstone, QC, the Recorder of Liverpool, described it as a sad case involving “sexual perversion.” He imposed a three year community order with attendance on the demanding Northumbria Sex Offenders Programme, He warned him that if he breaches the orders he will face jail.

The judge also imposed an order restricting his computer and internet use, banned him from working with children and ordered him to sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years.

Simon Christie, defending, said that Kadlubowski had been educated to a high standard in Warsaw as an electoral mechanical engineer but after moving to England eight years ago had been living an isolated life.

He was a hard worker who had been employed as a cleaner and had relationships with women but they had not lasted. He had admitted what he had been doing and accepted that he needed help, said Mr Christie.


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