October 2019

Warminster man admits having ‘Toy Story’ paedophile manual

A pervert found with hundreds of vile images of children admitted having a “Toy Story” paedophile manual.

Simon Masters, 33, of The Teasels, Warminster, pleaded guilty to making 306 child sex abuse images and videos. It included 48 in the most serious category, which includes depictions of children being raped.

He also admitted to possession of a four-minute video entitled “Pre-teen Toy Story”. It was described in the charge as a paedophile’s manual and intended to teach the viewer about “using children sexually”.

A final charge related to the possession of 17 extreme pornographic images depicting sexual assaults on animals.

The charges relate to a three-year period between August 2015 and April 2018.

Appearing before Swindon Crown Court on Friday dressed in a smart dark blue suit and white shirt, bearded Masters spoke only to confirm his name and guilty pleas.

He will be sentenced on Tuesday, November 19. Ordering a pre-sentence report to be written by the probation service, Judge Jason Taylor QC told Masters: “You must understand there is no indication of the type of sentence you will receive. The combined effect [of the charges] is so serious immediate custody must be on the cards.”