August 2022

Portsmouth paedophile is jailed for online sex abuse offences with victims in UK and abroad

A paedophile has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a string of online sexual abuse offences with young victims in the UK and abroad.

Travis Koffi Alden, 24, of St Faith’s Road, Portsmouth was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court having previously pleaded guilty to 39 counts of online sexual abuse offences involving 10 victims across the country and internationally, all aged between nine and 13 at the time the offences took place.

The court heard how police were first made aware of the case when a report was made in August 2019 to officers in Wales that an 11-year-old girl had been receiving sexually explicit messages.

An investigation was launched and the mobile phone sending the messages was found to belong to Alden.

Officers from the Internet Child Abuse Team (ICAT) arrested him and seized his mobile phone and laptop for examination, which revealed further victims.

Between these devices, officers discovered hundreds of indecent images, which included the most serious, category A images.

Alden was charged with inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, causing a child to watch a sexual act, taking/making indecent images of children, distributing indecent images of children and possessing extreme pornography.

He has now been jailed for 10 years with a five year extended licence, a lifetime sexual harm prevention order and has had to forfeit his devices.