June 2022

Derbyshire chef walks free despite second conviction for indecent child images

A Derbyshire chef has walked free despite being convicted for a second time for making indecent images of children.

Jamie Moseley tried to con police into believing that he did not get any gratification from the images when he was arrested on December 5, 2018, despite having been convicted for the same sort of offending five years earlier.

When police searched the 31-year-old’s address in Newbold Avenue, Borrowash, they found a Samsung Galaxy phone and an iPhone which combined had 171 Category A indecent images of children as young as one being raped or tortured, 58 Category B images and 44 Category C images

Gurdial Singh, prosecuting, told Derby Crown Court that files were found in the phone’s junk bin, consistent with possession of indecent images. During interview, Moseley attempted to say he had accessed the images in error while accessing adult pornography on the Kik messenger platform.

But that excuse did not hold water when Mr Singh said that Moseley had been convicted of eight offences in relation to making indecent images of children dating back to 2013, as well as a further unrelated conviction.

He was given a community order in 2013 as a first-time offender, but at that time there was no dedicated programme offered by the probation service for this sort of offending.

Turning to Moseley, Judge Smith said: “You’re back before the court for exactly the same kind of offences you committed in 2013. On that occasion you were given an opportunity by the court to look into the reasons behind your offending by being put on a community order.

You were back looking at images again, not as many, but it’s not the number that is important. It is what is on them, and pretty disgusting images of very young children, and your previous conviction, which mean you cross the custody threshold.

Moseley, who admitted all the charges, was given an 18-month sentence, suspended for two years, for making Category A indecent images.

He was given concurrent 12-month and six-month sentences for the same charges relating to Category B and Category C images respectively, suspended for the same period.

He must sign the sex offenders register for the next 10 years and was made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for the same length of time.

He must also complete 55 rehabilitation activity requirement sessions, attend 43 days of a rehabilitation programme and complete 200 hours of unpaid work.