July 2023

Alresford paedophile jailed for having thousands of indecent images

AN Alresford man has been jailed for possessing thousands of indecent images.

Kevin Chaffey, 51, was already serving a prison sentence for breaking a sexual harm prevention order.

Chaffey, formerly of Meryon Road, has had another ten months added to the sentence by a judge at Winchester Crown Court.

He admitted three charges of possessing indecent images.

Police officers found 7,111 illegal images with some girls as young as five being abused, said Richard Martin, prosecuting.

The court heard Chaffey had a long record of sexual offending dating back to 1995, including indecent exposure, assault and child sexual abuse imagery

Sentencing, Judge Adam Feest KC said: “You have an appalling record for sexual offences and importantly for today possession of indecent images of children, a large number of images of young girls being sexually abused.”

“You are in prison for a breach of a sexual harm prevention order very soon after it was made. You are going to spend longer in prison.”

A new sexual harm prevention order was also imposed to last ten years.

April 2022

Hampshire man who imported child-like sex doll spared prison

A pervert with multiple convictions for sexual crimes that imported a child-size latex sex doll has avoided a prison sentence.

Kevin Chaffey also downloaded hundreds of extreme pornographic images because he was lonely, a court heard.

Before the case was in court in Winchester Chaffey was confronted and berated in an expletive-laden tirade by his brother in the public area outside the courtroom. The brother said: “You are an embarrassment to the family, a disgrace, a waste of breath.”

To other members of the public, he said: “He is a paedo, remember his face”, before he was escorted out of the Law Courts by security.

Later, Graham Gilbert, prosecuting, told the court that Chaffey, 49, of Meryon Road, Alresford, had admitted eight offences, seven involving indecent images, many of children aged as young as four or five years, numbering in total around 6,000.

He was caught when UK border security opened a package from China and found the latex sex doll with Chaffey’s address on April 3 2021. Chaffey was arrested on April 19.

Mr Gilbert said the doll cost £350, was about three feet high but did have adult female breasts.

Chaffey’s history of sex offending, including indecent assault, indecent exposure and soliciting, which goes back to 1994

Sentencing, the judge, Mr Recorder Charles Longley, told Chaffey that he clearly has a sexual interest in children and many of the images were “quite appalling. These are real children not images and it causes real damage to children.”

But now was the time to give him help in controlling those feelings. Chaffey was jailed for 24 months but the sentence was suspended for 24 months.

He was ordered to attend a sex offenders’ treatment programme with a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 30 days and undertake 200 hours unpaid work.

He must also pay a £140 surcharge and £340 costs within three months.