A young man has been jailed after police found pictures of him sexually abusing a sleeping baby in a pram and a young toddler. The accused, John Long, also abused a young toddler and had thousands of sick images of kids and “extreme” animal porn stored on his computer, a court heard the case.
From the Mirror:
John Long, 20, also had thousands of sick images stored on the hard drive of his computer – including indecent images of kids and “extreme” animal porn.
Police acting on a tip off he was downloading sick images raided Long’s home. When interviewed he admitted looking at the thousands of images for “sexual satisfaction” – but claimed he was only interested in girls.
An officer trawling through thousands of images in the vile stash subsequently spotted photographs of Long molesting two very young boys.
Long, of Larchwood Avenue, Maghull, Liverpool, later told police: “My head is messed up.” At Liverpool Crown Court he admitted two counts of sexual assault, two counts of making and one count of possessing indecent images of children, in relation to the two boys.
Long also pleaded guilty to seven counts of making and five counts of possessing indecent images, plus possession of cannabis. Judge Brian Cummings, QC, handed Long two years and eight months in a young offenders institution for the “gross breach of trust”.
The court had heard he took six photos of himself sexually assaulting his victims. Sarah Holt, prosecuting, said the hard drives contained 324 Category A pictures – the most serious category – plus 504 Category B and 4,234 Category C images. She said there were a further 48 Category A, 35 Category B and seven Category C videos on the seven devices.
Long had 3,074 banned images of children including cartoons, plus 37 pictures and two videos depicting extreme porn and bestiality. Ms Holt said: “Importantly the Crown would say, he told officers he had never acted on these instincts, only looked at the images in his bedroom.
“When interviewed again after he was identified in the photos, he made full and frank admissions. “He said he had been collecting indecent images of children for years.