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A twisted pervert who filmed himself carrying out sex acts on his pet dog has been spared jail.
Callum Vere sent images of children being sexually abused to others online, claiming he wanted to “access friendship with like-minded people.”
The 20-year-old, who has been diagnosed with autism and ADD, was also in possession of a catalogue of indecent images of children as young as infants and up to 14 years old.
Vere, of Easton End, Basildon appeared before Basildon Crown Court on Thursday (June 16), as reported by the ECHO.
He was charged with three counts of possessing indecent images of children, three counts of distributing indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornography. However, he avoided a prison sentence.
Prosecutor David Baird said: “He admitted the seven offences in the magistrates’ court. Police raided his home on September 6, 2020, and he was not at home so police went to his place of work and took him back to the property.
“There were a reasonably large number of images and videos of child sex abuse and a video of him sexually abusing a dog.
“Mr Vere also had a caution for a similar offence in May 2018.”
Vittoria Trigilio, defending, said Vale suffered conditions which means he assessed pressure from others differently and felt remorse differently too.
She said: “He has significant vulnerabilities in various aspects. He is abnormally compliant with instructions and sees pressure being applied in a different way.
“He’s been working with a number of organisations for offending but also for conditions like this.”
Sentencing Judge Samantha Cohen said: “You have attention deficit disorder and autism and you have been working with organisations which help you realise the impact this offence has on the children.
“It seems to me this is a case where you downloaded the images for sexual pleasure and send them to others to access friendship with like-minded people. Some of the images showed children aged as babies to 14 years old who were in obvious pain and distress.”
Vere was handed a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years.
The judge ordered Vale to complete 60 days of rehabilitation in a treatment programme for sex offenders. He was also ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.
In addition, a sexual harm prevention order was made for 10 years and he will be subject to the notification requirements of the sex offenders register for the same time,
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