February 2023

Paedophile asked another pervert to ‘send your youngest’ as he hunted for sick images


A pervert downloaded hundreds of twisted images of children.

Leuan Davies, from Church Village, Pontypridd, gathered material of children as young as two and messaged another paedophile: “Send me your youngest first… Do you like really young?”

Police attended the 21-year-old’s home on Valentine’s Day last year and seized two mobile phones.

Davies gave them passcodes to the phones and to a secure digital “vault” which held the illegal images. Officers found 55 images in Category A — the most serious — as well as 43 in B and 138 in C. He had also downloaded an extreme image of a person “performing an act of intercourse” with an animal.

Prosecutor James Evans told Cardiff Crown Court that the most serious image showed a girl aged around two being raped.

He added that Snapchat conversations showed Davies communicating with a “like-minded person” with a “suggestion of sharing of images”.

“The nature of the application means the images were not recoverable but some of the messages, in a way, speak for themselves,” said Mr Evans. Messages from Davies included: “Send me one of your youngest and I’ll leave you alone” as well as: “Send me your youngest first… Do you like really young?”

The judge imposed an eight-month jail term suspended for two years as well as 180 hours of unpaid work and a 30-day rehabilitation requirement.

Davies will also be under a sexual harm prevention order for five years.