Leeds images pervert wrote sick child abuse story

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A pervert was found to have accessed more than 1,400 indecent images of children after police seized computers from his home in Leeds.

A court heard Andrew Duckworth had also written a 157-page script which featured sexual activity involving a pregnant woman and an 11-year-old girl.

Leeds Crown Court heard West Yorkshire Police searched Duckworth’s home on Whitelands, Rawdon, in April last year after receiving information that he had been accessing illegal images using an internet address linked to the property.

Robert Galley, prosecuting, said a computer tower, memory cards and other equipment were seized and found to contain a total of 1,448 indecent images.

Mr Galley said 74 of the images were at category A - the most serious level of offending.

Some of the images featured girls as young as five years of age. Officers also discovered a lengthy document which featured a story about a girl being subjected to sadistic sexual abuse.

Duckworth, 33, was arrested and admitted responsibility for writing the story and admitted accessing the illegal images. He pleaded guilty to 21 offences of making indecent images of a child.

The court was handed letters written on Duckworth’s behalf by his father and a pastor from a baptist church.

Duckworth was made the subject of three-year community and supervision order.

He must take part in a high level activity order designed to address his offending.

Judge Tom Bayliss, QC, told Duckworth: “If it was not for people like you looking at those images, those children would not be treated in that way.

“Whatever you thought when you were looking at them, you must realise that you have fuelled that trade.”

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