A BRISTOL paedophile sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday tried to ‘buy’ a six-year-old boy from Brazil to bring back to England, it has been revealed.
Jason Paske, 40, pleaded guilty to 26 charges for offences ranging from distribution of indecent images of children, making indecent images of children, attempting to arrange sexual activity with a teenage boy, and perverting the course of justice.
But during his sentencing at York Crown Court it was heard that he also attempted to purchase a child through a fellow paedophile in South America.
Prosecutor Shaun Dodds told the court how Paske asked him if he could find him a boy, saying ‘the younger the better’, and offered to pay £1,000.
The Mail Online reports: “He was later told that the parents of a six-year-old in Sao Paolo had agreed to his request but wanted £1,200.
“Paske is then said to have talked of flying to Brazil and of the child being brought to England.
“When Paske said he was unsure about sending money to Brazil, he was sent images of a naked boy, aged about six, holding a message that read ‘Hello Jason’.”
The court heard that the transaction never took place, but Mr Dodds said that Paske had distributed a ‘very great’ number of the most serious category child pornography including images of a man abusing his three-year-old son in Prague, Czech Republic.
DC Sarah King, from the Internet Child Abuse Team at Avon and Somerset Constabulary, said: “Paske is a prolific offender who poses a real threat to children.
“He has exploited children in the worst possible way and has used the internet and social media to try and access more abhorrent material for his own sexual gratification.
“I hope this case serves to highlight that we will work with our partner forces and agencies to bring offenders like Paske to justice.”
Detective Constable Nigel Pepper, of North Yorkshire Police’s Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit in Scarborough, said: “Jason Paske is a truly horrendous and perverted man who is a menace to society.
“It is individuals like him that the public – in this country and worldwide -need protecting from, particularly in this age of the internet and social media.
“It is very satisfying for everyone involved in the investigation that Paske is now behind bars for a long time.”
The Bristol Post