#TheList Jack Butler, born c. October 1997, previously of Stanley Street in Derby DE22 and at date of sentencing Beechwood Drive, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 – caught with child and animal porn
Butler was caught with sick child abuse images and movies showing people engaged in sex acts with animals. Police came across the vile photographs and films when they raided his then address in Derby.
Analysis of Butler’s MacBook uncovered all three categories of indecent images, the most serious of which typically show young children carrying out sex acts with adults.
Derby Crown Court heard how since his arrest in October 2018 Butler has lost his university place and relocated to Norwich.
But he was spared an immediate prison term after seeking out help from a specialist charity and being deemed at low risk of re-offending.
Lauren Butts, prosecuting, said police attended Butler’s then address in Stanley Street on October 23, 2018 as an internet (IP) address from the home had been linked to downloading child abuse images.
She said analysis of his MacBook uncovered 16 extreme pornographic images showing humans and animals engaged in sexual activity.
Also found were 44 of the most serious category A indecent child images, 60 category B and 43 category C.
Miss Butts said: “It is fair to say the police got them because the defendant told them where they were.”
She did not reveal to the court the ages of the children involved
Butler was arrested and pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing the illegal images.
Gareth Gimson, mitigating, said his client has lost his university place.
He said: “He is working with a charity called ‘Stop It Now’ and receiving counselling.
“His mum and dad sit in court and he knows he has brought an incredible amount of shame not just on himself but on them.”
Sentencing: 10-month prison sentence suspended for two years. Ordered to sign the sex offender’s register for 10 years and given sexual harm prevention order restricting his computer and internet use. He is to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation sessions with the probation service.