Leeds pervert jailed for distributing child sex images

Anthony Donohoe.
Anthony Donohoe.
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A PERVERT who emailed vile graphic images of children being sexually abused from his home in Leeds has been sent to prison.

Anthony Donohoe, 52, was arrested after police searched his home in Horsforth and found computer equipment which contained a small number of graphic images and films of young girls being abused.

Police officers then discovered that Donohoe had been distributing the images to others via email.

He was jailed for 27 months after a judge said the public would be appalled if anything other than an immediate custodial sentence was imposed.Leeds Crown Court heard Donohoe was arrested following the discovery at his home on Silk Mill Drive.

A total of 20 images were found.

Three of the images were at category A - the most serious level of offending.

One image featured a girl aged two being subjected to abuse.

Donohoe pleaded guilty to five offences of making indecent images of children and two of distributing indecent images of children. The court heard Donohoe has previously served an eight-year prison sentence for robbery.

Shila Whitehead, mitigating, said: “He is a loner and he does accept that he needs help in relation to what he has done.

“He is very sorry for what he has done and he is remorseful.”

Jailing Donohoe, judge Tom Bayliss, QC, said: “Those who distribute this sort of material should know they will go to prison.

“The public will not tolerate the distribution of such material.”

Donohoe was also told he must go on the sex offenders register for ten years and was prohibited from working with children.