July 2023

Pervert caught with vile stash of 35,000+ indecent images of children and babies

A depraved pervert was found with a horrific stash of more than 10,000 of the most serious indecent images of children – where some of the victims were just babies being raped and tortured

George Jeffries has been locked up for 15 months after he was found with more than 35,000 indecent images of children and five videos – which showed a sex act being performed with a dog.

Teesside Crown Court heard how some of the videos were an hour long and include vulnerable children and even babies.

Jeffries, 50, was found by police at his Stockton home after his IP address was flagged as having downloaded indecent images of children. When officers arrived, Jeffries had been asleep on the sofa, with his laptop open and downloading files with titles which suggested child abuse.

Uzma Khan, prosecuting, said: “The officer stopped the download and shut down the laptop. There was no one else in the address. The defendant appeared to live alone.”

The images and videos downloaded dated back to 2019 when officers attended his home in November 2021. “There were a number of videos that were over an hour in length,” Ms Khan added.

Recorder Jamie Hill said the images were described as “the worse possible type in category A”.

Jeffries has 13 previous convictions for 36 offences dating back to 1987 but he’s been out of trouble with the court for 23 years.

The court heard how Jeffries had been in prison since May when he failed to attended the crown court. 

Jeffries admitted three counts of making indecent images of children after he was found with:

  • 20,220 category C images,

  • 5,303 category B images,

  • 10,308 category A images – the most serious.

He also admitted possessing an extreme pornographic image – namely five videos which portrayed a sex act on a dog “which was grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene”.

“People who indulge in the sort of behaviour you did over the period of two years are providing a market there for those who commit child abuse physically and seek to profit from it,” said Recorder Hill.

He outlined that some of the children in the images were very young, including babies.

Jeffries, of Skinner Street, Stockton, was jailed for 15 months.

He has also been made subject to a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and will be on the Sex Offender’s Register for a decade.