June 2019

Paedophile downloaded more than 30,000 child abuse images

A sound engineer from Clevedon with an “entrenched attraction ” to youngsters who downloaded more than 31,500 indecent images of children has been jailed.

Terrence Hayward, 71, admitted 10 charges of making indecent images, which included 324 videos.

The offending took place between July 2005 and November 2017, Bristol Crown Court heard.

Judge James Patrick was told Hayward, of Cherry Avenue, had a history of offending but he was last sentenced for a crime two decades ago.

The judge jailed him for 18 months.

He told Hayward: “When arrested you made very limited admissions.

“Your interest in children is entrenched.

“You little understand the effect these images have had.

“The images are circulated around the world for the sexual gratification of people like you.”

Hayward was handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order banning him from unchecked internet use.

Alex Daymund, prosecuting, said Hayward’s antics were rumbled by the USA-based National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

Police who then knocked on his door found he had 31,583 still indecent images of children and 324 indecent videos of children.

A total of 2,309 stills and 121 videos were deemed to be in highest abuse category A.

Initially Hayward largely made no comment.

He said he had bought some computer equipment after 2017, but it was established he had owned it longer.

May 2019

Clevedon man admits making 31,500 indecent images of children

A Clevedon man made more than 31,500 indecent images of children, a court heard.

Terrence Hayward, 72, admitted 10 indecency charges, which also involved him making 378 indecent movies.

The offending took place between 2005 and 2017 and Hayward faces being sent to jail when he is sentenced next month.

Bristol Crown Court heard Hayward, of Cherry Avenue in the town, had a history of offending but he was last sentenced for a crime two decades ago.

Prosecuting solicitor Julian Howells said nine charges of making indecent images of children involved “five stills and four movies”.

A tenth charge covered the “total of everything else” found in Hayward’s possession, the court heard on Wednesday, May 15.

It included a Dell computer tower containing 22,000 indecent images.

“They have specified what was found on two hard drives and also what was on the Dell tower,” Mr Howells said as he gave a description of the charges.

Defence counsel Harry Ahuja asked for an adjournment so a pre-sentence report could be carried out by the probation service into Hayward’s personal circumstances.

It would involve a risk assessment and potential work to reduce his likelihood of reoffending in the future.

Mr Ahuja said: “Despite his offending history your honour will see significant gaps in offending.”

He told the court Hayward’s last crime was committed in 1999 when he had to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.

Mr Ahuja added: “This defendant no longer stands by his account in the [police] interview.

“He accepts all matters and what he will say is there were so many images put to him that he didn’t appreciate the amount.”

The judge His Honour Judge Horton adjourned the case until next month.

He said: “In my judgement the defendant can expect an internment in prison and the only question is how long.

“I’m granting you bail until June 18,” he told Hayward.

“You should be in no doubt when you leave the courtroom that the [pre-sentence] report doesn’t suggest that you won’t go to prison.

“It will be as to the length of that sentence.”

Hayward was released on unconditional bail until Tuesday, June 18 when he will reappear at Bristol Crown Court.