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A man who paid for children to be sexually abused online has been jailed for three years

|News, Sexual offences


A man who paid money to have children perform sexual acts, has today been jailed.

Graeme Wilson, 68, made transactions through a number of money service bureaus to pay adults for live streamed footage of child sexual abuse.

Today (Tuesday 5 July) at Southwark Crown Court, Wilson has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to eight counts of child sex offences. 

He will be the subject of notification requirements and also a Sexual Harm Prevention Order following his custodial sentence.

Paying around £60 per session, Wilson would send messages on his Skype account, requesting the children perform sex acts on their own, with an adult, and on or with other children. 

He also used a webpage called ‘Chaturbate’ to incite the abuse of young children.

Following a National Crime Agency investigation into commercial online child abuse, Wilson’s payments and messages were uncovered. 

Julia Mcsorley of the CPS said: “Wilson’s intended victims were as young as 13 and the acts he requested were distressing and depraved. 

“Wilson accepted his actions in part, saying he was only participating in fantasy-type chats on the sites before accepting full responsibility and pleading guilty. 

“Thanks to the work of NCA officers and our dedicated prosecution team, Wilson has been brought to justice.

“Our specialist team, the Organised Child Sexual Abuse Unit, are committed to prosecuting people for offending of this nature whenever the legal tests are met. ”

Adam Priestley from the National Crime Agency said: “Wilson played a significant role in the sexual abuse of children thousands of miles away from him.


“He paid for them to be exploited for his own gratification, the fact he did so from behind a screen doesn’t absolve him of any responsibility. 


“His actions helped fuel the demand for this financially motivated criminality in the Philippines, which is a significant threat globally and within the UK.


“The NCA works closely with law enforcement partners in the Philippines and internationally to ensure offenders are identified and stopped, and children safeguarded, wherever they are in the world.”

Notes to editors

On the 7 of June 2022 Graeme Wilson (DOB) pleaded guilty to the below offences and has today at Southwark Crown Court (5 July 2022) been sentenced to three years in prison. He will be the subject of notification requirements and also a Sexual Harm Prevention Order following his custodial sentence.

  • Arranging the commission of a child sexual offence (being penetrative sexual activity);
  • Arranging the commission of a child sexual offence;
  • Arranging the commission of a child sexual offence;
  • Arranging the sexual exploitation of  child.
  • Arranging the sexual exploitation of  child;
  • Arranging the commission of a child sexual offence (being penetrative sexual activity);
  • Arranging the commission of a child sexual offence (being penetrative sexual activity); and
  • Arranging the sexual exploitation of  child.

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