POLICE found vile movies featuring children and babies being subject to appalling sexual violence after seizing computers from a house in Leeds.
A court heard officers executed a search warrant at Scott Gray’s home on Winrose Avenue, Belle Isle, on April 21 this year after receiving information that illegal material was being accessed from the property.
It is no use telling me it was not for some sexual interest because I don’t believe it.Judge Geoffrey Marson, QC
Bashir Ahmed, prosecuting, said the equipment was analysed and 39 movies were discovered at category A - the most serious level of offending.
Officers also found nine category B movies and one extreme pornographic movie featuring animals.
Mr Ahmed said some of the movies feature babies aged between 12 and 18 months old and children who were clearly in a state of distress.
The prosecutor said Gray was interviewed about the offending. Mr Ahmed said: “He said he would view the downloads and his access to them depended on how depressed he was feeling at the relevant time.”
Judge Geoffrey Marson, QC, said: “He was not as depressed as the children (being abused) I would expect.”
Gray pleaded guilty to five offences of making indecent images of children and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image.
Philip Morris, mitigating, said Gray had pleaded guilty to the offences at an early stage and had been to see a doctor to get help to address his depression and offending behaviour.
Mr Morris said Gray was “socially isolated” but was prepared to received help to prevent offending in the future.
He was made the subject of three-year community order, during which he must take part in a 60-day activity programme.
Judge Marson said: “It was a very serious matter that the children were very young in these cases.
“They were subjected to the most appalling violent and physical abuse, causing them the most dreadful pain and distress.
“You contributed to their misery. It is no use telling me it was not for some sexual interest because I don’t believe it.”