Man jailed for child abuse images - Luton

20/05/2016

A man, who downloaded child abuse images involving babies, has today, Friday, 20 May 2016, been jailed for two years.

Police found the material when they went to Kevan Walker's former Luton home in Malthouse Crescent last October.

Luton Crown Court was told that police had described them as some of 'the most sickening images' they had seen.

It was also discovered that Walker, aged 49, had been recorded in a chat room discussing child sex abuse in  a 'particularly disturbing' way.

Walker, who now lives in Inverness, had worked in the tourist industry and had also been a cabin steward for BA, pleaded guilty to six charges of making indecent images.

Prosecutor, Isabel Delamere outlined the facts on Friday. She said a mobile phone number Walker had been using led police to his home. They seized computer equipment, but he said he had no such material on there. But analysis found 430 images, some in a hidden folder and many at the highest level of seriousness.

Gareth Thomas, defending said: "Some of these images are vile. He knows that. He appears in court a broken man, his life is all but ruined. Chat rooms were a form of escapism for him as he has struggles to form intimate relationships. Another man suggested this material to him and out of morbid curiosity he looked at it and matters got out of control." He said Walker's life took a downward spiral after he was twice made redundant and depression set in.

Jailing him Judge Philip Bartle QC said: "Some images were of a sadistic nature and were vile and sickening. The convesations in the chat room indicated a sexual interest in very young children."

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