Depraved Daniel Fabian spared jail despite having 72 hours of child sex films
Canterbury Crown Court,
where Fabian's case was heard
Twisted shop assistant Daniel Fabian has left court -
branded a man with "an insatiable and warped appetite" for vile
child sex films... and his mum's condemnation ringing in his
But the 26-year-old pervert managed to avoid a jail sentence
despite having a collection of depraved films that would take
72 hours to watch.
Fabian, of Osborne Road, Willesborough, had pleaded guilty to
possessing the films involving children as young as four being
raped – and another of a six-year-old boy involved in bondage.
His barrister told the court Fabian's mother – who sat in
the public gallery at Canterbury Crown Court to hear the details of
the films – "stands by him as his mother but condemns
whole-heartedly what he has done!"
Mary Jacobson, prosecuting, said officers became aware of
Fabian's activities on the internet and raided his home in May last
"He was downloading and storing child sex images for about a
year and had searched for 'PTHC' – which stood for pre-teen hard
"When police arrived Fabian was in his upstairs bedroom where he
had a computer and a large projector screen mounted on the wall and
facing his bed," she added.
The court heard he had more than 400 films which he had
downloaded from a file-sharing site and admitted he got sexual
gratification from them.
One group of films lasted 19 hours and a second group,
containing even more vile films, would have taken two days and four
hours to watch.
Paul Green, defending, said Fabian quit his job at a shop
because of the embarrassment caused by his arrest.
"They (the videos) were at the most depraved and disturbing end of the scale used by courts to categorise images" – Judge Simon James
"He said quite
candidly and maybe with some insight that to start with he didn’t
think of children as being victims. In time he now realises they
"That new insight is driven by his mother and it is through her
condemnation he has insight into what those children have gone
through," he added.
Mr Green said that although there was still a computer in the
family home, Fabian has removed any passwords so "his mother can
check the computer at any time".
Judge Simon James placed him on supervision for three years and
ordered him to undergo treatment to tackle his sex offending after
he admitted four child sex downloading charges.
He told him: "The moving images you downloaded depicting
children being sexually abused were for your own sexual
gratification and were extreme.
"They were at the most depraved and disturbing end of the scale
used by courts to categorise images.
"It is all too easy when one looks at the cold classifications
to lose sight of the appalling abuse they depict. Make no mistake
about it, you and those who share your warped appetite bear a
direct responsibility for the incalculable suffering caused to
But he said that despite his "apparent insatiable appetite" for
viewing disgusting images he had made no attempt to act out his
The judge said that although Fabian deserved a prison sentence,
a 16-month jail term - which would meet current sentencing
guidelines - would not be long enough for him to tackle his
Fabian was also ordered to sign the sex offenders' register,
given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and told he cannot work
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