Leeds hospital carer showed child porn to elderly patients

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A HOSPITAL care worker shocked two elderly bed-ridden patients by showing them disturbing mobile phone images of a child and an animal being sexually abused, a court heard.

Ibisikiminapaka Dokubo committed the offences while she was supposed to be looking after the patients on a ward at St James’s Hospital in Leeds.

Dokubo, 51, was an agency-employed observer - similar to an auxiliary nurse - at the time of the incident in October last year.

Leeds Crown Court heard Dokubo - who gives bible lessons at her local church - showed the women the images during a conversation about the “terrible things” she had seen during her previous job working in the courts system.

Carmel Pearson, prosecuting, said Dokubo went over to one of the women and showed her a video on her mobile phone which featured various indecent images of young children.

Miss Pearson said: “She immediately was shocked and turned away.” Dokubo then crossed the room and showed the images to the other patient. She then showed them indecent images featuring bestiality.

The women told the ward sister about the incident after Dokubo had finished her shift and police were contacted.

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She was arrested and her mobile phone was seized. The images had been deleted by the time they were analysed by a police technician who was able to recover them.

Dokubo, of Throstle Parade, Middleton, told officers the images had been sent to her by a family friend in Nigeria.

She pleaded guilty to possessing and showing an indecent image of a child and two of possessing extreme pornography.

Katherine Robinson, mitigating, said there was no sexual motive behind the offences.

She said: “She made a very bad judgement by showing them to these ladies. She had not realised how shocking these things are to other people.”

Miss Robinson said Dokubo had been sent the images by a woman highly respected in her community in Nigeria and had been sent to highlight the bad things that happen in the world. She added: “They were unsolicited and unwanted.”

The barrister said Dokubo was held in high regard within her local church and was supported in court by her pastor.

Dokubo was given a six month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 80 hours unpaid work. She was told she must go on the sex offenders register.

Recorder Anton Lodge told her: “You made what must be the worst decision of your life. You chose to disclose images on a video which showed horrid, bestial and violent images.

“These elderly woman, both of them, were deeply shocked and distressed.

“If there is a weakness in your character, it was your failure to realise what damaging effect those moving images would have on those elderly women patients who were relying on you to help them through their inpatient care.”