Dec 2010

Pervert gets sentence cut

A Paedophile who groomed a 14-year-old boy over the internet before having sex with him could be out of jail before Christmas after top judges sliced his sentence by a third.

Barry Kilty, 34, was also found to have a catalogue of child abuse images on his computer, up to 500 of which he shared with other peadophiles over the web.

Kilty, of Avon Road, Chelmsford, was jailed for six years at Chelmsford Crown Court in December 2008, after admitting sexual grooming, engaging in sexual activity with a child and eight counts of possessing indecent images.

But two judges, sitting at the Court of Appeal on Friday, agreed to cut his prison term to four years – meaning he will be entitled to automatic release later this year.