September 2023

Pervert caught with a sickening collection of abuse images 

A paedophile was caught with a sickening collection of abuse images featuring children as young as three-months old.

Police found more than 2,500 illegal pictures and movies on six of Jamie McDougall’s internet devices after they raided his home in November 2019 and May 2020.

Newcastle Crown Court heard he also had extreme pornography and shocking footage he had recorded of a young child using the toilet.

Prosecutor Chris Baker told the court there were a “large number of victims” featured in the images and added: “The age range of the children was between three months to 16-years of age.”

McDougall, 23 and of Mainsforth Terrace West, Sunderland admitted three charges of making indecent photographs of children, one of possessing extreme pornography and one of voyeurism

Mr Recorder Jonathan Sandiford KC said the offences were “many years ago” and McDougall has a realistic prospect of rehabilitation.

McDougall was sentenced to 18 months, suspended for two years, with programme and rehabilitation requirements.

He has to sign the sex offenders register and abide by a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.