26 January 2018
A man who told a chatroom for sharing indecent images of children that “true pedos love boys and girls” has been jailed following an NCA investigation.
Raymond Taylor, 45, of Reading, streamed recorded images to the chat room and discussed his abuse fantasies with users.
He was sentenced to four years in prison at Reading Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to 11 counts of making, and eight of distributing, indecent images of children.
Taylor was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order and placed on the sex offenders register for life.
Computer devices found during searches of Taylor’s house included a mobile phone hidden in the drainpipe outside his window, three external hard drives and four computers.
The devices held 529 indecent images of children, some of them in the most serious category used to grade such images.
Computers Taylor used for his job at a home security firm were among those which held the images.
He was an associate of Jon Page, 46, of Bridge Close, London, who was imprisoned for three-and-a-half years in November as part of the NCA investigation into the chatroom.
Taylor and Page streamed real-time footage to the chatroom of themselves engaged in sexual activity at the same time as Page streamed recordings of indecent images of children under the screen name 2 UK peds.
Taylor left messages in the chatroom expressing a preference for children aged “0+”.
Martin Ludlow, NCA CEOP Operations Manager, said: “Offenders who swap indecent images online prolong the abuse of the children in the pictures.
“Unfortunately with the rise of digital technology, sharing and broadcasting indecent images of children in real time has never been easier, whether on the dark web or more conventional forms of social media.
“The NCA and its partners in law enforcement are wholly committed to tackling this threat and at all times the safety of children is our priority.
“We and our partners in policing are trained and equipped with specialist capabilities with which to detect these offenders and bring them to justice.”