‘Ridiculous’ Leeds pervert said friends planted child-abuse video on his iPhone
A pervert caught sharing a child-abuse video tried to convince the authorities that a friend must have borrowed his phone and sent the sick footage.
Asim Javed’s iPhone was analysed by police after he was arrested for an unrelated matter back in March, 2020, when they found the three-minute video, which showed a boy as young as five being abused.
It was shown that he had the illegal video for almost a year, and that it had been forwarded on to one of his contacts.
Leeds Crown Court heard that the 29-year-old attended the station for a voluntary interview where he gave a prepared statement.
He claimed friends had borrowed his phone and it was possible that they were responsible for sending the video. He refused to answer further questions by officers
Javed, of Banstead Street East, Harehills, pleaded not guilty to distributing the video and a trial date was set, before being re-arranged for September this year. During a preliminary hearing earlier this year he changed his plea to guilty.