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Three years behind bars for paedophile

Published June 28, 2013 by misty534

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A former Ruskington man caught with a collection of more than 70,000 child porn photographs was jailed for three years at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday.

 

Christopher Standing was arrested a year ago after police raided his home in Cliffe Close in the village after discovering he was allowing other paedophiles to view the sickening images in his collection via a file sharing network.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said Standing, who used the name ‘babylover’ on the network, admitted he had been accessing child porn but claimed he gained no sexual gratification from what he was doing.

The child pornography found included over 7,000 images in the two most serious categories as well as 1,548 films.

Among the items found on computer equipment seized from Standing’s home was ‘The Paedophile Handbook’ which he had downloaded from the internet.

Standing, a former carer who had in the past worked with children, also had a collection of thousands of extreme pornographic images featuring sex between humans and animals.

Standing, 58, formerly of Cliffe Close, Ruskington, but now living in Morpeth, Northumberland, admitted five charges of making indecent images of children and distribution of images. He also admitted possession of 77,038 indecent photographs of children on 13 June 2012, possession of a further 3,945 prohibited images and possession of 2,262 extreme pornographic images.

He was placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and banned from working with children.

Judge Michael Heath described the photographs as “shocking”.

The judge told him: “The effects of a physical and psychological nature on these children who undergo abuse to produce this material for the sexual gratification of perverts like you is simply incalculable. How you can get satisfaction from this material I don’t know.”

Giles Bedloe, defending, said that Standing, who has recently been working with vulnerable adults, had health problems and his sentence had been delayed after he suffered a heart attack.

He said Standing had been badly affected by the death of his father.

Mr Bedloe said: “It was after that he turned to the internet and the rest follows from there.

“He has understood what he was doing was wrong for a long time. He wanted to stop and recognised that he needed help.”

 

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Man caught with 70,000 child porn images

Published June 25, 2013 by misty534

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A RUSKINGTON man caught with a collection of over 70,000 child porn photographs has been jailed for three years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Christopher Standing, 58, was arrested a year ago when police raided his home in Cliffe Close after discovering he was allowing other paedophiles to view the sickening images in his collection via a file sharing network.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said Standing, who used the name ‘babylover’ on the network, admitted he had been accessing child porn but claimed he gained no sexual gratification from what he was doing.

The child pornography found included over 7,000 images in the two most serious categories as well as 1,548 films.

Among the items found on computer equipment seized from Standing’s home was ‘The Paedophile Handbook’ which he had downloaded from the internet.

Standing, a former carer who had in the past worked with children, also had a collection of thousands of extreme pornographic images featuring sex between humans and animals.

Standing, now living in Morpeth, Northumberland, admitted five charges of making indecent images of children and distribution of images. He also admitted possession of 77,038 indecent photographs of children on 13 June 2012, possession of a further 3,945 prohibited images and possession of 2,262 extreme pornographic images.

He was placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and banned from working with children.

Judge Michael Heath described the photographs as “shocking”.

The judge told him: “The effects of a physical and psychological nature on these children who undergo abuse to produce this material for the sexual gratification of perverts like you is simply incalculable. How you can get satisfaction from this material I don’t know.”

Giles Bedloe, defending, said that Standing, who has recently been working with vulnerable adults, had health problems and his sentence had been delayed after he suffered a heart attack.

He said Standing had been badly affected by the death of his father.

Mr Bedloe said: “It was after that he turned to the internet and the rest follows from there.

“He has understood what he was doing was wrong for a long time. He wanted to stop and recognised that he needed help.”

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Paedophile with links to child care at RAF Cranwell jailed

Published June 3, 2013 by misty534

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A paedophile with connections to a child care facility and St John’s Ambulance has been jailed.

 

Simon Hildred, 32, from Ruskington, was jailed at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday.

He admitted five counts of indecent assault on a child under the age of 14, four counts of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13, one count of inciting gross indecency with a child, one count of inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, possessing 27,890 indecent images of children and 10 counts of making indecent images of children.

Det Sgt Claire Hammond of Lincolnshire Police’s Public Protection Unit said Hildred was “involved with” RAF Cranwell Kidzone, Boys Brigade Sleaford, Army Cadets Sleaford, St John Ambulance, including working with EMAS and British Red Cross Fire & Emergency Support Service.

She added: “The victims have dealt with this horrific act throughout their childhood into adulthood.

“The effect on their lives has been overwhelming and they have had to deal with the transition to adulthood whilst carrying the effects of the offences this man has committed against them.

“We thank them for their strength in helping us ensure this man cannot continue offending against children and we hope the sentence today will play a part in helping them rebuild their lives.

“The length of a case like this poses its own issues for the victims and they have been dignified and supportive of the prosecution throughout. Without their voices we would not have been able to bring about this conviction.

“We hope his conviction and significant sentence demonstrates our commitment to tackling both contact and online offences relating to child abuse and the courts’ commitment to tough sentencing in this area.

“These cases leave a lasting impact on all those involved, including our officers. I’d like to thank the officer in charge of the case and the whole of the Public Protection Unit of Lincolnshire Police.

“Their dedication and professionalism will continue to put anyone who offends against children, now or in the past, before the courts.

“Through the offender’s working and social life he came into contact with a large number of children on a regular basis.

“We would urge any children or parents with any concerns relating to this case, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

 

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Man admits string of child sex offences

Published May 3, 2013 by misty534

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A former teaching assistant was today (Friday) remanded in custody at Lincoln Crown Court after admitting a string of offences against young boys.

 

Simon Hildred, 32, of Northfield Road, Ruskington, admitted five charges of indecent assault, five charges of sexual assault, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and indecency with a child. The offences, involving two young boys, took place on dates between 1996 and 2007.

On an earlier occasion he pleaded guilty to possession of 27,890 indecent images of children and 10 charges of making indecent images of children.

Hildred, who was previously involved with a number of youth organisations, was remanded in custody to await sentence at a later date.

Det Sgt Claire Hammond of Lincolnshire Police public protection unit, said “Hildred’s victims have shown an enormous amount of bravery in reliving their terrible ordeals so that we could build our case against him.

“We hope this conviction demonstrates our commitment to tackling both contact and online offences relating to child abuse and we would urge anyone with any concerns for any children they know to get in touch with us immediately.

“Through Hildred’s working and social life he came into contact with a large number of children on a regular basis. We would urge any children or parents with any concerns relating to the case to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“Hildred has previously worked as a teaching assistant in the Lincolnshire area.”

 

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