August 2019

Talented musician hid sick child abuse videos in secret iPhone folder

A Somerset musician who was picked to play at the Royal Albert Hall hid sickening child abuse videos in a secret folder on his phone.

Multi-instrumentalist Kenan Broadway, 19, was found to have downloaded more than 30 images via microblogging site Tumblr and then claimed he had stumbled on them by accident while watching porn online.

Broadway, who comes from Midsomer Norton and formerly studied in Bath, confessed that he had indecent images on his iPhone after his home in Cardiff – where he is at university – was raided by police.

When Broadway appeared at Cardiff Crown Court, it was heard that more than half of the images he had downloaded were of the most serious category

He admitted that when he came across them on Tumblr, he “could not stop” and “could not look away”.

When his iPhone was examined by a cyber crime unit, some of the indecent videos on it were found to be the most serious Category A

Broadway admitted three counts of possessing indecent images of children.

Andrew Taylor, defending, said that Broadway had no previous convictions and wanted to work in the music industry.

In 2016, Broadway was part of a mass ensemble chosen to perform at the Music for Youth Proms event at the Royal Albert Hall.

Sentencing, Judge Rees said: “These children are real victims throughout the world. They often suffer horrendous abuse.

“There is huge harm involved and you contribute, in your way, by accessing these images.”

Broadway was given a two-year community order, requiring him to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and 10 days of a rehabilitation activity.

He must pay an £85 victim surcharge and £340 in costs, and an order was made for the phone to be destroyed.

Broadway was placed on the sex offenders register for five years and he will be considered for a potential sexual harm prevention order.

July 2019

Uni student caught with child abuse images told police he ‘could not stop’

A university student has avoided prison after he was found with sickening child abuse videos in a secret folder on his phone

Kenan Broadway, 19, downloaded more than 30 indecent videos showing the rape and torture of kids via microblogging site Tumblr.

Cardiff Crown Court heard that more than half of these were of the most serious kind.

After his home in Penylan , Cardiff, was raided by police, Broadway confessed to officers he had indecent on his iPhone.

During his police interview, Broadway said he was not looking for the images when he came across them on Tumblr but “could not stop” and “could not look away”.

His devices were examined by cyber crime unit in Pontypridd , who found 33 indecent videos, including 16 of the most serious Category A

When he appeared in court on Wednesday, Broadway, 19, of Ffordd Nowell in Penylan, admitted three counts of possessing indecent images of children.

In her sentencing remarks, Judge Rees said: “These children are real victims throughout the world. They often suffer horrendous abuse.

“There is huge harm involved and you contribute, in your way, by accessing these images.”

Broadway was given a two-year community order, requiring him to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and 10 days of a rehabilitation activity.

He must pay an £85 victim surcharge and £340 in costs. An order was made for the phone to be destroyed.

The defendant must register as a sex offender for five years and the case will be re-listed in a week regarding a potential Sexual Harm Prevention Order.