February 2023

Heaton pervert had vile sex abuse images and videos of kids as young as six

A pervert is facing jail after being caught with vile sex abuse images and videos of children as young as six on his mobile phone.

Karl Davison claimed he “hadn’t set out to find” the disturbing material but had been sent it after “finding himself” in a couple of groups online.

A court heard that, despite the 33-year-old stating he’d deleted some of his collection, sick photos and videos were still found on his phone.

Magistrates were told that Davison had category A pictures and films, which are the most serious kind and involve penetrative sexual activity. He also had category B and category C.

Davison, of Chillingham Road, in Heaton, could now end up behind bars after he pleaded guilty to three counts of making an indecent image of a child.

The case was adjourned for the preparation of a pre-sentence report but the pervert was warned custody was still an option.

Rob Lawson, prosecuting at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court, said: “The material in question was saved on the defendant’s phone.

With the early guilty plea, this case may fall within your sentencing powers.

The aggravating factors are the ages of the children involved, between six and 14, and at least one of the videos shows distress suffered by a child.”

Magistrates adjourned the case for the preparation of a pre-sentence report. Davison was released on unconditional bail to next appear before the same court on February 22. In the meantime, he must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.