November 2018

Pervert jailed for several offences including sexual activity with a young child

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A man from north Essex will spend five years in prison for several offences including sexual activity with a young child.

Clacton resident Jason Cowie, 45, of Oxford Crescent, was sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on Friday, November 9 after he was found to have incited a girl aged under-13 to engage in sexual activity with no penetration.

Cowie was also found guilty of five counts of making indecent photographs of children, and one count of distributing similar images after over 150 indecent images of children were found on his computer and hard drive.

He was also placed on the sex offenders register for life and given a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Officers from the Essex Police Online Investigation Team (POLIT) searched Carrie’s home on March 17, 2017, following intelligence that he had viewed indecent images of children.

Cowie was subsequently arrested on suspicion of making indecent images of children.

He was then bailed whilst his computer and hard drive were forensically examined.

It was discovered that Cowie had made a total of 159 indecent photographs of children.

48 of the images were from Category A, showing the rape & torture of children.

Officers also uncovered three Skype accounts and found chat logs which continued to detail Cowie’s depraved sexual interest in children.

There was one incident where he had shared a Category B video with another Skype paedophile.