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One million child porn images found on Leeds pervert’s computers

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  • by Tony Gardner
 

A PERVERT was found to have downloaded one MILLION images of children being sexually abused, a court heard.

Jason Heap’s offending came to light after he went on holiday with his wife and the images were discovered by a house-sitter who was looking after their home in Leeds.

Leeds Crown Court heard police were contacted in June 2011 after video files were found on his computer.

Officers executed a search warrant at the property and seized equipment.

Heap returned home from holiday to find a note telling him to hand himself in at a police station.

David Lampitt, prosecuting, said the equipment was found to contain one million images.

An officer spent around 30 days grading around 500,000 of them.

Heap was arrested and initially denied having any sexual interest in children.

He claimed he began looking at the images because he had been looking for something to do.

Heap told officers he wanted to set up a blog to stop people viewing the vile images and he had been carrying out research.

Heap, of Stonebridge Approach, Farnley, pleading guilty to 21 offences of making indecent images of children.

The court heard Heap had now begun to acknowledge that he needed help.

He was made the subject of a three-year community and supervision order. Heap must also go on the sex offenders register for five years.

Judge Christopher Batty said: “You need to understand that what these little boys and little girls go through is utterly horrific.

“One cannot possibly image the pain and the suffering they endure. All so people like you can get sexual gratification from them.”

 
 
 

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