A British man who paid about £260,000 — more than 17 million pesos — to watch Filipino children being abused online has been jailed.
Nicholas Brown committed the vile crimes over the course of nearly a decade. Police investigators uncovered more than 600,000 lines of chat communications organising and directing the abuse of children.
The 63-year-old, of Cypress Grove, Ash Vale, Aldershot, pleaded guilty in March to 12 counts of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence, and five counts of making indecent images of children.
It is believed that some of women who arranged for abuse to be streamed live on webcams used their own children. Others picked up vulnerable youngsters “off the street”.
He was sentenced yesterday (Friday, June 30) at Guildford Crown Court to 12 years, nine of which he will serve behind bars, with the remainder on extended licence.
Detective Inspector Jon Vogel of Surrey Police released a statement following the sentencing.
He said: “Nicholas Brown not only sought out those who were willing to abuse their own children on webcam but also pursued individuals who were willing to get children ‘off the street’ whilst he was on webcam and then sexually abuse them.
“The total amount of money that he had sent to the Philippines for this abuse has been calculated at over £260,000.
“The sentencing today reflects the depravity, violence and cruelty this dangerous paedophile inflicted on his victims.
“This should serve as a warning to those who abuse children that Surrey Police take all allegations seriously and has the expertise to fully investigate and prosecute these offences.”
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