Jailed for abuse images

Simon Crisp has been jailed for a number of charges relating to indecent images of children.

Simon Crisp has been jailed for a number of charges relating to indecent images of children.

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A “MONSTER” who talked about snatching a youngster off the street and distributed images of child abuse has been jailed indefinitely.

Preston Crown Court heard depraved Simon Crisp also tried to get a boy to perform a sex act over a webcam.

The 35-year old, of Laurel Avenue, Fleetwood, had pleaded guilty to a total of 23 charges – nine of distributing indecent photographs of children, six of making indecent images, five of possessing indecent images, one of having extreme pornography and two of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.

Police today described his behaviour as “monstrous” while the judge in the case said he presented a “very real risk” of re-offending.

When police seized Crisp’s laptop and CDs from his home in September they found indecent images of children which he had also distributed.

He had four extreme images and another involving an eight-year-old girl.

Crisp, who indecently assaulted a three-year-old girl in 1992, admitted having downloaded indecent films of children over three months and having spoken with others over the internet about sexual matters, but said they had been adults.

But the court heard Crisp had asked someone who claimed to be a 15-year-old boy to perform a sex act while he watched over a webcam.

He also talked to someone else about sexual abuse he claimed to have carried out.

In another conversation, a man spoke to him about finding a young boy. Crisp allegedly replied: “It would be fun to take one from the street.”

Crisp told police talk of snatching a child was just “fantasy” and he had made comments to try to impress.

Paul Robinson, defending, said: “He is socially, emotionally and educationally disadvantaged. He is a fantasist.”

Judge Stuart Baker told Crisp: “You told the probation officer you needed to see films which became increasingly violent or humiliating or degrading to children.”

Crisp will be on the sex offenders register indefinitely, banned from working with children and subject to a sexual offences prevention order. The judge ordered he serve a minimum of two years and 46 days in jail before he can apply for possible parole. He will only be released when no longer considered a danger.

Det Con Steve Montgomery, Fleetwood CID, said: “Crisp’s behaviour has been monstrous – fortunately his attempts to prey on youngsters online were unsuccessful, but his desire to share sickening images and conversations with other like minded people led to the distribution of some disturbing material.”

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