A Wrexham man has been jailed for just under four years making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornography along with charges of attempting to incite children to commit sexual acts.
Robert Anthony Davies, 52, who appeared before Mold Crown Court on Wednesday 7th February received a 45 month prison sentence for the offences.
Investigating Officer DC Morgan Thomas at North Wales Police said “We welcome the sentence and hope it will reinforce our commitment to eliminate all forms of child abuse.
“Robert Davies distributed a large number of indecent images and videos to a number of his associates along with attempting to incite children to commit sexual acts.
“People who use social media in general should be mindful of communicating with others whom they do not know and very careful of the personal data, information and images they share”.
“North Wales Police work closely with partner agencies and are proactive in the apprehension and prosecution of those who are involved in all forms of child abuse.
“Those who trade in indecent images should be aware their online activities will be ‘picked up’ by the authorities and they will be brought to justice.
“Each and every time an image is taken, uploaded or viewed a child is abused and those who commit such vile acts must learn there are victims behind each and every image. ”
DI Tony Underhill added: “The chat content noted in this case is best described as horrific and particularly distressing for the investigators and analysts involved.
“It is clear from the result of this case that the use of inappropriate chat within chat rooms under the term fantasy chat will not be accepted by law enforcement and the judiciary.
“What those involved within the chat rooms need to understand is that one person’s fantasy is another person’s reality.
“North Wales Police will continue to use and develop technology to pursue and identify those involved in criminality of this nature.
“The impact of such a conviction on the family of the offenders is devastating and life changing for all those involved.
“North Wales Police actively engage with the Lucy Faithful Foundation and support the Stop It Now campaign which available to those individuals who need help and advice with regards to their online behaviour.”
If you have concerns about anyone who may be in possession of indecent images of children contact North Wales Police on 101 or alternatively via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.