Tuesday 28 January 2020

Paedophile who paid to watch children being abused live online jailed

Nicholas Brown has been jailed after he paid women in the Philippines to arrange for him to see the abuse of children via webcam
Nicholas Brown has been jailed after he paid women in the Philippines to arrange for him to see the abuse of children via webcam

Aine Fox

A "dangerous" paedophile who paid to watch children being abused live online has been jailed.

Nicholas Brown paid out more than a quarter of a million pounds over almost a decade to women in the Philippines to arrange for him to see the abuse on webcam, police said.

The 63-year-old, of Cypress Grove, Ash Vale, in Aldershot pleaded guilty in March to 12 counts of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence, and five counts of making indecent images of children.

He was sentenced on Friday at Guildford Crown Court to 12 years, nine of which he will serve behind bars, with the remainder on extended licence.

Detective Inspector Jon Vogel from Surrey Police said: "Nicholas Brown not only sought out those who were willing to abuse their own children on webcam but also pursued individuals who were willing to get children 'off the street' whilst he was on webcam and then sexually abuse them.

"The total amount of money that he had sent to the Philippines for this abuse has been calculated at over £260,000.

"The sentencing today reflects the depravity, violence and cruelty this dangerous paedophile inflicted on his victims.

"This should serve as a warning to those who abuse children that Surrey Police take all allegations seriously and has the expertise to fully investigate and prosecute these offences."

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