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Paedophiles jailed for child abuse offences

October 6, 2017

Two men have been jailed at Northampton Crown Court today for arranging to facilitate the sexual abuse of a child and the possession of the most serious category of indecent images of children (category A). 

Allan Barry, aged 38, who was living in Friars Avenue, Delapre, Northampton, at the time of his arrest and Andrej Korda, 38, from Holly Road in Hounslow, London, will serve five years eight months and five years 10 months respectively.

The sentencing follows a UK-wide investigation led by the force’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT), with support from the Metropolitan Police Service. 

The nationwide operation has led to the arrest of 13 people across the country over the last 17 months.

Barry was charged with three counts of making indecent images of a child, three of .distributing indecent photographs of a child, one charge of arranging to facilitate the sexual abuse of a child, five counts of possession of extreme pornography and possession of Ketamine.

Korda was charged with six counts of making indecent images of children, one charge of arranging to facilitate the sexual abuse of a child. and one of possession of a Class A drug.  

The officer who led the investigation, DC Jason Cullum, said the men were clearly intending to act on their plans to facilitate the sexual abuse of a child and were prevented in doing so by their arrest. He continued:

“These men are dangerous paedophiles. Thanks to vital intelligence we received, we were able to stop them in their tracks and safeguard four children.

"This investigation uncovered a network of offenders who were well organised, calculated and clearly intended to sexually assault children. 

“I’m pleased with today’s court result. We work tirelessly to pursue offenders, bring them to justice and protect children from harm.” 

Detective Inspector Andy Rogers leads the POLIT team. He said: “Northamptonshire Police launched Operation Shield to fight sexual predators who view explicit images of children online.

“The team’s role is to safeguard children by detecting abuse and prosecuting offenders for the possession and distribution of indecent images of children (IIOC).  

“The team work alongside the force's RISE (Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation) team, High Tech Crime Unit, proactive officers and the Tactical Support Team to create one large safeguarding unit, enforcing warrants and employing the force’s highly skilled digital forensic team in order to provide enforcement action.

“In this particular investigation, PC Cullum worked tirelessly to identify a group of offenders who worked together in the manner of an organised crime gang, whilst he simultaneously safeguarded victims. Every image viewed has a victim and perpetuates more offending against the most vulnerable in society. Operation  Shield will continue to take the fight to identify and prosecute online sexual offenders.

“I encourage anybody with information about people viewing and sharing indecent images of children to report it immediately by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.”

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