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Milton Keynes dad jailed for sharing child sex abuse video ‘as a joke’

By Chris_Knight
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Posted: September 09, 2016

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William Cook from Redhouse Park, Milton Keynes, has been jailed


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A Milton Keynes father-of-one who shared a video of horrific
sexual abuse on children ‘as a joke’ was today (September 9) jailed for
more than seven years.
William Cook, 29, of Mead Crescent,
Redhouse Park, was only caught because his WhatsApp messenger on his new
phone kept a record of all of the videos he sent using his previous
smartphone.

Cook
was convicted of distributing the video of a 12-year-old girl being
forced to have sex with a five-year-old in an African village and of
possession of videos of people having sex with a goat and a dog.
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He was also convicted of a string of drug dealing offences and of
£55,000 worth of money laundering, after police raided his home.
A
judge heard that detectives found the 28-year-old had sent the vile
video to apparently make fun of the child sex victims, telling friends
in a message “this is you” after officers carried out a drugs raid at
his home.
Graham King, defending, said Cook proudly included a joke caption when he sent the video to a number of friends.
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He
said: “It was only sent once and subsequent to that event in 2013, he
changed his telephone and it would have not have been on his mobile when
police found it.”
The lawyer described how Cook was unaware the WhatsApp application on his new phone re-downloaded the message.
“This
was thought to be helpful but in this case was not,” said Mr King, who
claimed his client had “no sexual interest in children.”
“He
shares Your Honour’s obvious abhorrence of offences of this kind and
child abuse,” he told Judge Francis Sheridan, sitting at Aylesbury Crown
Court.
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However,
the judge retorted: “Here the case was utterly overwhelming. The
defendant said in an interview he received this probably via Facebook
and forwarded it to friends as a joke.
“It was child abuse of the
worst sort and by having this for distribution it breathes life into the
horrible industry of sex child abuse.”
The court heard that Cook
had “played the court system” to reduce his jail time by strategically
admitting less serious versions of offences he was charged with after
the police raid at his home on May 13, 2015.
Sarah Porter,
prosecuting, said a total of 8.59g of cocaine with a street value of
about £400 was found in different rooms, wardrobes, and the garden.
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A cutting agent and weighing scales with traces of cocaine were also found at his address.
The
pornographic images were found on a mobile phone police seized and he
admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of an
extendable baton, which officers found in his Audi car.
Detectives
investigating an organised crime gang charged Cook with money
laundering to the tune of £55,000 after thousands of pounds were
suspiciously moved between three of his bank accounts between January
and May 2015.
Cook later admitted being in breach of court bail
and possession with intent to supply cocaine at the Electric Daisy
Carnival in Milton Keynes on July 9, 2015.
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Ms
Porter said he was also charged with possession with intent to supply a
psychoactive substance after he was caught red-handed with 94 canisters
of nitrogen dioxide, known as laughing gas, and more than 100 balloons
at the event.
Judge Sheridan sentenced him to 87 months in jail
for all the crimes after Mr King said Cook had no previous convictions
and had been “hard-working” man who was enticed by the “easy criminal
life” of his friends.
The judge said: “It is very unusual to find
someone who throws himself so wholeheartedly into a life of crime. The
reality is that he was out for an easy life.
“The Electric Daily
Carnival is a haven for drug dealers as this court knows and I’m afraid
the deterrent is to expect no mercy on this. He must expect a criminal
lifestyle sentence. Drugs are the scourge of this country.”
Cook was jailed for seven years and three months in total and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.
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