Sunderland pervert jailed after being caught with sickening child abuse photos and videos

Christopher Hutchinson.
Christopher Hutchinson.

A pervert who kept his freedom after being caught with a 'depraved' collection of images of child abuse has been jailed for having another sickening haul.

Christopher Hutchinson was found with 174 illegal photographs and movies after a tip-off to the police from his internet provider and given a suspended prison term last October.

Within just two months, the 39-year-old started up another chilling collection of shocking images involving child abuse and people having sex with
animals.

Hutchinson pleaded guilty to making and possessing 40 movies and 37 still images of child abuse, many of which being in the most serious category.

He also admitted possessing 25 movies and images of extreme pornography involving animals and an unrelated charge of carrying a knife in Sunderland city centre.

Judge Tim Gittins sentenced him to two years behind bars and told him: "It cannot be said enough, the fact that these are images available on parts of the internet does not mean it is not an abuse by you of those children to download them and use them for your sexual gratification."

The judge said the fact Hutchinson had started a new collection, which he stored on micro SD cards, within two months of his last sentence showed a "blatant disregard" for the last court order.

Huthinson, of Tatham Street, Sunderland, has been assessed by the probation service as posing a "high risk of serious harm to young children by the commission of this sort of offence again".

The court heard the micro SD cards were found when Hutchinson was arrested and searched for an unrelated matter in March.

Prosecutor Mark Guiliani told the court: "During the search the defendant put his hand in his trouser pocket and broke a micro SD card.

"Because it was damaged it was not possible to carry out an examination of it."

The court heard four more cards were recovered from him which contained the illegal images.

Hutchinson is already on the Sex Offenders Register and the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Shaun Routledge, defending, said Hutchinson had been co-operating well with the last court order and had been getting positive feedback.