Pervert 'relieved' after being caught and stopped
by Keith Hunt
A pervert who downloaded sex
abuse images of children and distributed them to others has been
jailed for two-and-a-half years.
David Parish was told by a judge:
"You were an enthusiastic participant in this evil exchange."
The 34-year-old, of Millfield,
Sittingbourne, admitted two charges of making indecent images of
children, two of distributing the images, five of
possession with a view to distribute and possessing extreme
More than 800 indecent images were
recovered from computer equipment and there were 1,200 movies with
a total length of four days.
Maidstone Crown Court heard Kent
Police received information from Surrey Police that Parish’s email
address was offering to share the pictures.
When officers went to his home he
admitted it and said: "I hope you catch the others."
Prosecutor Keith Yardy said Parish
added he found the images while looking at adult porn and became
sexually aroused by it.
He said he preferred watching movie
clips of young girls and boys aged 10 to 13. He chatted online with
other like-minded people.
Mr Yardy said: "He accepts having a
sexual interest in children. He said he had been accessing the
material on and off for a couple of years.
"He said he had voices at the back
of his mind telling him it was wrong."
Christina Rowberry, defending, said
Parish was relieved to be caught and stopped, adding: "He fully
accepts these offences are wholly distasteful."
But Miss Rowberry added that if
sent to jail there was a risk he would be released without
Judge Michael Carroll said the most
serious aspect of the case was the distribution of "such
Parish’s name will appear on the
sex offenders’ register and a sexual offences prevention order was
Parish had been employed as an
administrator and receptionist at Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital
in Bell Road, through an NHS recruitment agency since November
A CRB check was carried out, but he had no previous
Karen Proctor, director of nursing and quality at Kent Community
Health NHS Trust, said: "No concerns were raised with us about his
conduct during this time. We were not informed of any charges
"We are working with Kent Police on this matter. Anyone who has
any concerns should call our customer care line on 0300 123
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