Man who advised other paedophiles on the internet in how to abuse children jailed for 5yrs
Man who advised other paedophiles on to how to abuse children showed ‘an abhorrent disregard’ for the welfare of young children has been jailed for five years.
Warren Hilts, 40, who at the time lived in a caravan at West Sands Caravan Park, in Mill Lane, Selsey, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of distributing and possessing indecent/abusive images of children and inciting sex offences against children online.
Sentencing at Chichester Crown Court today (February 21), judge Claudia Ackner said: “You take no responsibility for and show no insight into the harm or misery that you cause a vulnerable section of society.”
Many of the images and videos seized from Hilts’ computer showed children in ‘clear and immediate distress’, according to Judge Ackner.
She added: “Without people such as yourself downloading or distributing such material there would be no market for such things.”
She gave him a nine-year sentence for the most serious offence, of which he would spend five years in prison and four years out on extended licence.
He received two-year sentences each for five other counts of inciting sex offences.
He received a four-year sentence for nine other offences of possessing and distributing the images and a 12-month sentence for all the others.
These will all run concurrently.