July 2020

Cwmbran paedophile shared sickening child abuse images

A pervert was caught after he shared “depraved” child abuse images by sending them to another man via WhatsApp who was being investigated by the police.

Matthew Parry, formerly of Cwmbran, also had further sickening sexual pictures and videos of girls aged between four and 12 on his LG mobile phone.

Lowri Patterson told Cardiff Crown Court how the 43-year-old shared the images with a fellow paedophile who was later arrested by Avon and Somerset Police.

Detectives in England passed on the information to their colleagues in the Gwent force and Parry’s home was raided just before Christmas 2018.

Williams how the defendant had distributed one category A image, depicting the worst kind of child abuse, two at category B and eight at category C.

Parry was also in possession of 28 category A images, 23 at category B and 62 at category C.

There were 15 videos and 98 pictures.

The prosecutor said: “When he was arrested, he explained to the police, ‘I was sent them and I should have contacted you’.

“There are some images where the victims are clearly in a state of distress.”

Parry pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing indecent images of children and three counts of the possession of indecent images of children.

Judge Richard Williams told Parry, now of Fernhill, Glenboi, Mountain Ash, the images he had were “of a gross and depraved natured”.

But he said he was prepared to suspend the inevitable prison sentence.

The defendant was jailed for 16 months, suspended for 12 months.

Parry was ordered to complete a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement, pay £420 prosecution costs and a victim surcharge.

The defendant will have to register as a sex offender for 10 years and was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

June 2020

Cwmbran paedophile’s jail warning

A pervert who shared child abuse images was warned by a judge he faces going to straight to prison.

Matthew Parry, 43, formerly of Cwmbran, appeared before Cardiff Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to six offences.

He admitted three counts of distributing category A, B and C images and three of possessing category A, B and C images.

The offences were committed on December 19, 2018.

Parry’s barrister Harry Baker asked that a pre-sentence report into his client be prepared by the Probation Service.

Judge Jeremy Jenkins agreed and postponed the case until July 6.

Parry, now of Fernhill, Glenboi, Mountain Ash, was warned that “all sentencing options, including immediate custody, are open”.

He was granted conditional bail.

The prosecution was represented by Lowri Patterson.