Man found with child abuse footage at Colchester home is jailed


A MAN who uploaded ‘horrifying’ images of babies and toddlers being sexually abused has been jailed for six years.

Sentencing Alexander Hutton, Judge Emma Peters said footage found on her mobile phone included a two-year-old girl crying and holding a teddy bear as she was sexually abused.

“There was an absolutely horrific catalog of abuse on your device,” Judge said.

Hutton, 56, formerly of Colchester and now of Burlington Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to three offenses of making indecent images of children, three offenses of distributing indecent images of children and incitement or incitement to a girl under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity.

In addition to being imprisoned, Hutton was placed on a sexual abuse prevention order and ordered to sign the sex offender register for life.

The court heard police executed a search warrant at Hutton’s home in Colchester on April 27 and seized his mobile phone.

A secure folder was found on the phone and officers accessed the file after Hutton provided them with the PIN code, said Gareth Hughes, prosecuting.

The file contained 23 indecent images of children and 69 videos in the lowest A level category, nine images and 26 videos in the B category and 31 images and 14 videos in the lowest C level category.

Mr Hughes said there were extremely young children showing signs of pain and distress in the pictures and videos.

He added that there was also evidence Hutton distributed two Category A videos, four Category B videos and one Category C video.

The court also heard that police found a five-minute recording of an eight- to nine-year-old girl livestreaming to a group of people watching and interacting with her as she stripped and performed acts sexual.

Mr Hughes said Hutton made a full confession to police after his arrest.

Lynne Shirley for Hutton said the offenses occurred at a time when he was isolated and lonely.

She said he was ashamed and remorseful for what he had done.


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