|Nathan Green, 25, whose child has now been taken into foster care, |
admitted possessing and distributing vile images of children at court
Nathan Green, 25, whose girlfriend was pregnant with their child at the time of the offending, was charged with possessing and distributing vile images of young children.
He was working in the a shop in the Duke of Gloucester army barracks in South Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, when police arrested him.
They had been given intelligence that he had shared paedophile images online under the username 'Crazer49', where his profile information read: "Young Incest Fun. Have child on the way. Will share."
His child has since been born and taken into foster care.
Green, of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, today admitted distributing and possessing illegal images of children at the worst level A as well as in the less serious B and C categories.
Judge Michael Harington sentenced him at Gloucester Crown Court to a 2 year jail term suspended for 18 months.
He also ordered him to undergo a community sex offender group programme and a 30 day rehabilitation activity programme and placed on the sex offender register for 10 years.
Prosecutor James Bromige said police arrested Green at his place of work on March 6 this year and found 41 still images and 2 videos at the worst Category A on Green's computer hard drive, 62 images and 2 videos at category B and 202 stills and 2 videos at Category C.
Green declined to comment when interviewed twice by police.
Mr Bromige said that on chatlogs involving other paedophiles Green was asking about, and being asked for, images of very young children.
He asked one user 'Do you like child?' and another "Are you into young children?"
"His own child has been born since this and has gone into foster care," Mr Bromige.
"The defendant has made no offer to assist the police in any further enquiries to find any of the children involved, where the images came from and the identities of the other users. He is of previous good character."
Jonathan Lewis, defending, handed the court references from Green's parents and partner. He said Green "enjoys their support notwithstanding his offending."
Since being charged Green had been open and honest about his perversions and was already part way through a sex offender course, Mr Lewis said.
His partner and his father have also been taking courses to learn how to help him with his problems, he added.
"The root of his offending was his sense of isolation and loneliness and his indulgence in this online community," he said.
Judge Harington told Green the images he had been collecting and distributing were 'revolting.'
"The real seriousness of offences such as this is that actual children have to undergo or be involved in performing these revolting acts in order for the stills and videos to be made," he said.
"A prison sentence is inevitable in this case but I am prepared to suspend it."
The worst kind of videos and the offering of his own baby while it was not yet even born, present a picture of a very disturbed, young man. It is almost incomprehensible that he did not go to jail. I think the judge is gambling a bit here, that his support and his openness about his perversion will result in deliverance from it. Let's hope and pray it does; if not, the judge will have some blood on his hands.