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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Pervert abused girl for four years

AN “utterly depraved” paedophile has been jailed for 12 years for abusing a girl since she was seven and possessing more than 6,000 child porn pictures.

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Moody: Jailed for 12 years

Joseph Moody, 58, targeted the girl for four years – until she became “too old” at 11 – and had graphic pictures, including some involving humans and animals having sex. Judge Paul Batty QC described the case as “an appalling catalogue of sexual abuse”.

He said that when Moody’s sexual interest in the little girl ended it was only because, at 11, she had become “too old for his perverted tastes”.

He said it was obvious to anyone who had heard her giving evidence that Moody’s victim had been “deeply affected psychologically” by what he had done to her.

“You targeted her for your own sexual gratification,” the judge told him.

Moody, of Scotch Street, Whitehaven, had denied eight charges of sexual activity with the schoolgirl over a four-year period and two further counts of abusing her when she was seven, but was convicted of them all after a seven-day trial at Carlisle Crown Court.

He got nine years for the repeated systematic sexual abuse of a little girl and an extra three years for using his computer to download thousands of pornographic pictures of children. He was put on the sex offenders’ register for life.

All the charges of sexual activity – which took place in the Workington area – were specimens, designed to reflect a course of conduct involving the girl.

Moody also pleaded not guilty to 23 charges of using his computer to download more than 6,500 pornographic images of children on dates during 2012 and 2013.

Of these, 182 were images categorised as level four – the second most serious level – and six were extreme pornographic images involving humans having sexual activity with animals.

The jury convicted him of all those offences too.

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