Horrified newlywed turns husband in to cops after discovering he secretly filmed kids in KFC toilets

Heartbroken Mollie Clarke, 21, made the shocking discovery after checking Richard Cooper’s phone as it lay charging on the kitchen table

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A YOUNG mum was forced to turn in her newlywed husband to the police after discovering that he had used hidden cameras to film kids in a KFC toilet.

She had suspicions he was cheating on her – but instead of finding racy texts from another woman, she came across a trove of women and children using the fast food outlet’s bathroom.

Cancer survivor Mollie immediately turned him into the cops – and told his mum within minutes of the shocking discovery.

When he pleaded guilty in court, she discovered he’d made a video of her using the toilet at home as a “dry run”.

She said: “I realise now the man I thought I was married to didn’t exist. I didn’t know him.

“He put his phone on the charger, told me to not look through it before walking out.

“It had a pass lock on it but I managed to guess it.

“I still don’t know why but I went straight to his videos. Anyone else would have went for messages, but something told me check there.

“The first video I saw was of a child going to the toilet. I just threw the phone down in shock.”

“Within about 20 minutes I was in the car with my sister and going to the police station with his phone in my hand.

But Cooper, of Ballymoney, Co Antrim, walked free from court after a judge handed him a two-year probation order.

Mollie added: “I feel like he’s got away with it to be honest.

“He walked free. The sentence in my eyes was far too lenient.

“He had disgusting videos of a child on his phone. That worries me.

“He’s evil, there is no other word to describe him and in my eyes he should have been jailed.’

“We’d been together about three years when I moved in with him when I was 17.”



A Whitstable paedophile has been jailed for historic sex offences against two young victims

He was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on June 11

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A man in his 70s has been jailed for committing sexual offences against two young victims in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Graham Kemp, 71, and of Gosselin Street in Whitstable, was arrested in March 2016 after his victims came forward to police the year before.

He was found guilty of indecent assault on a young girl, which happened between 2002 and 2004.

Before his trial he pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child. These offences, against a second young victim, took place in the late 90s.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Claire Baker said: “Crimes like this are understandably distressing for the victims and I’d like to thank them for coming forward so many years later.

“They showed great courage in giving evidence which has seen Kemp jailed.

“Kent Police takes all allegations of sexual offences extremely seriously, no matter how long ago they took place. I would like to reassure anyone suffering the painful burden of an unreported offence that they will be treated with the utmost care and understanding.

“Our dedicated team of officers will do everything possible to seek justice.”

Kemp was sentenced to five years and three months in prison on June 11, 2018, following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court.

He was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order restricting his access to children and computers indefinitely.




Pervert hid hard drives containing 54,000 child abuse images in washing machine

David McKay hid illegal pictures – including images of babies being sexually abused – from police :: He had a ‘paedophile manual’

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A pervert who hid hard drives containing thousands of child abuse images in his washing machine is starting a prison sentence.

David McKay, 66, had a “paedophile manual” – a four-minute video boasting “real life colour photographs of how to abuse young girls between one and 12”.

His collection of 54,000 disturbing pictures of children included images of babies being sexually abused , Teesside Crown Court heard today.

He was already a convicted sex offender monitored by police who had concerns about his behaviour, said prosecutor Rachel Masters.

Officers turned up at his home unannounced and found a smartphone, which he was banned from owning, as well as an iPad, laptop and Australian passport.

He put something in his washing machine – two hard drives – as he was arrested on October 11 last year.

The search revealed more hard drives and a DVD camera.

The devices contained 54,008 indecent images of children including 180 at the most serious level.

Harrowing details of one extreme example involving a nine to 12-month-old baby were read out in the courtroom.

McKay, of Hartington Road , central Stockton, admitted three counts of making indecent images of children, possessing 18 prohibited images of children, an extreme pornographic image and a paedophile manual, breaching a sexual offences prevention order and failing to comply with notification requirements.

He was given the sexual offences prevention order in 2012 at Durham Crown Court for similar offending, among 34 previous crimes.

Amrit Jandoo, defending, said McKay had suffered as a child and was “a man in a fragile state”.

He suggested a suspended prison sentence for the Probation Service to help and rehabilitate him.

McKay had suffered a heart attack last December and was recently diagnosed with pneumonia.

Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC, the Recorder of Middlesbrough , told McKay: “You’re clearly someone, from the pre-sentence report and psychiatric report, who is still firstly in denial as to your offending, denial of your sexual interest.

“And once you accept that you are guilty, you seek to minimise your offending.

“These are very serious offences.

“People like you must realise, and I say this on every occasion, this is not a victimless crime.

“Young children, here in your case babies, are made to suffer, suffer dreadfully, so that people like you can have their prurient pleasure.”

He repeated the fact that the images included babies being abused “for your satisfaction”.

“Dreadful offending, Mr McKay,” the judge added.

McKay was jailed for three years.


‘Revolting’ Stuart Symonds accused teenage girl he sexually abused of ‘fantasy’ – but his sick lies have been found out

Stuart Symonds, 57, has been convicted of 15 sex offences against a teenage girl after a trial in Hull

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A man in his 50s has been jailed for eight years for the “revolting” sexual abuse of a teenage girl.

Stuart Symonds, 57, had denied any wrongdoing, accusing his young victim of “fantasy” or invention.

But he was convicted by a jury of 15 sexual offences against her on Monday after a trial at Hull Crown Court.

Symonds began sobbing in relief in the dock when he was found not guilty of the first three charges – two rapes and a sexual assault. But he quickly fell silent when the foreman of the jury replied “guilty” to the 15 remaining charges he faced.

These were ten offences of sexual activity with a child, three of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, and making indecent photographs of a child.

Sentencing Symonds, of Kirkgate, Pocklington, Judge Paul Watson QC said he took advantage of the victim to “sexually abuse her in frankly, a disgusting manner”. In one incident, Symonds had given the girl a “love bite”.

After detailing his crimes, the judge told Symonds: “You did this for your own gratification and to satisfy your own sexual desires, without regard to the welfare of that young girl.

“You had bought her silence, or possibly encouraged her to participate with the promises of money, cigarettes, and other favours, but she was only young and in no position to make an informed decision.”

The judge called Symonds’s activities “revolting”, and said: “This was, quite frankly, abhorrent activity by a man of your age with such a vast age gap between you and her. She was accused of fantasy, or simple invention.”


Jailed York paedophile Adrian Rennie abused two more children, court told

PROBATION officers have been asked to investigate the danger to children posed by a paedophile who started abusing youngsters when he was in his teens.

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Adrian Joseph Martin Rennie, 30, formerly of Dringhouses, has now admitted raping and sexually abusing three children aged between eight and 12 over a six-year period.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to six charges of raping boys and 14 of causing or inciting boys under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

He appeared at York Crown Court via a video link with Hull Prison where he is currently serving ten years in jail for sexually abusing a girl including raping her.

The last offences was committed in 2013 and he made his first court appearance in mid-2014.

He will be sentenced on July 20 for the offences against two boys after probation officers prepare a report on the danger he poses to members of the public.

Prosecuting, Simon Reevell said the judge who sentenced Rennie to ten years in prison in 2015 was unaware that Rennie had raped and sexually abused one boy before he committed the offences against the girl and a second boy after the offences against the girl.

Rennie admitted raping the first boy five times and 13 charges of causing or inciting him to engage in sexual activity and one charge each of rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity against the second boy.


Sick paedophile put hand over boy’s mouth before sexually assaulting him… now he’s been jailed for 10 years

The judge told sex offender Paul Rhodes: ‘Your past has finally caught up with you’

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Pervert Paul Rhodes has been jailed for carrying out a serious sexual offence on a schoolboy four decades ago.

The 61-year-old was aged about 21 when he committed the crime against the child on three occasions.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard he put his hand over the youngster’s mouth and told him not to say anything because he would not be believed.

But the victim finally reported the matter to the police in February last year. Rhodes, of St John’s Road, Biddulph, pleaded guilty to buggery on April 30, the day of his trial. He has now been jailed for 10 years.

Prosecutor Martin Liddiard said the defendant had been drinking before he told his victim to be quiet and committed the first sexual offence.

He told the court: “The boy was too scared to tell anybody what had taken place.

“About a week later, he told the victim, ‘You can’t tell anybody, no one will believe you’, before he put his hand over the boy’s mouth and performed the act.”

The court heard the victim told his wife what had happened the day before his police interview in February 2017.

Rhodes’s plea was on the basis it happened on no less than three occasions.

Joanne Wallbanks, mitigating, said the defendant cannot remember committing the offences.

“In the pre-sentence report, there seems to be the beginning of an understanding of how these offences affect victims,” she said. “In the 40 years since, he has committed no further offences.”

Judge Paul Glenn told Rhodes: “Your past has finally caught up with you.

“You committed the offences when you were drunk. He gives a vivid description of the physical pain you caused him and the fear that he felt.

“You told him he could not tell others. You held him down, covered his mouth and you left him bleeding.

“He blamed himself for what occurred, something many victims do. He told his wife the day before he went to the police. He said to her he did not feel like a man anymore and described blanking it out over the years. He has been significantly affected by what happened. He described his childhood was cut short. You took away his dignity and self-esteem. Your actions have affected his life for 40 years and doubtless will continue to do so.

“You do not really express remorse for what you did.”

Rhodes will be on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely and was barred from a range of activities involving children and vulnerable adults.


Paedophile caught after handing his phone into Cash Converter shop

Huw Thomas, 42, jailed for inciting young girl, 15, into performing a sex act

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A 42-year-old man was caught with indecent photos of children – after handing his phone over to a Cash Converter store.

Police raided Huw Thomas’ home on Trinity Street, Birkenhead , after being tipped off by the shop manager, and discovered he was involved in a cyber chat on his TV with a 15-year-old girl, which was partially hidden by a film playing on the main screen.

The dad-of-one was posing as a teenager and had asked the teen to send pictures of her performing a sex act. A pornographic image was also featured in the chat log.

The girl, whose name cannot be reported, was traced to the Cambridge area and spoken to by police after which the teen admitted sending the messages, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

Electronic equipment at Thomas’ home was seized which revealed he had 320 indecent images of children, 159 in Category B, the second most serious category, 161 in Category C, 46 of which were videos.

Also found were indecent images of a 14-year-old girl taking selfies, while dressed in her school uniform.

One photo showed the same girl topless.

Evidence of a browser cleaner to try and wipe Thomas’ hard drive was also detected, Paul Blasberry, prosecuting, said.

A victim impact statement obtained from the girl, revealed the incident had affected her self-esteem. Her mum said it had turned a “happy young girl unhappy and reclusive”.

Judge Brian Cummings QC jailed Thomas for a total of three years and imposed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order. He said Thomas should sign the Sex Offender’s Register for life.

Thomas had pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing and making indecent images of children and one of inciting a child to indulge in sexual activity.

There was a brief mention of a hotel room being booked for Thomas and the girl to meet and have sex, but that hadn’t been followed up or taken place.

When interviewed by police, Thomas, who has slight learning difficulties, denied being involved in the chat and claimed his computer had been “hacked.”

Also recovered were images of the 15-year-old girl performing a sex act, which Thomas claimed he could not remember, adding that other people had access to his devices.

Thomas, who has no previous convictions and who lives alone, needed an appropriate adult to be with him during his police interviews.

He has a four-year-old daughter, who he sees once a week. He is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, and was described as having an “isolated and directionless existence.”