Raymond Taylor was sentenced to four years at Reading Crown Court, having admitted 11 counts of making and eight of distributing indecent images of children – his second offence
A disgraced air ambulance paramedic has been jailed after more than 500 indecent images were discovered at his home including on a mobile hidden up a drainpipe.
Raymond Taylor told an online child abuse chatroom ‘true pedos [sic] love boys and girls’.
Taylor, 45, was fired as a paramedic in 2009 when a panel ruled the public would no longer trust him after a court heard he watched child pornography as an ‘escape’ from work pressures.
He originally dodged prison in 2009 for making indecent photographs as Judge Gordon Risius said at the time he was clearly very remorseful after his arrest.
‘Abuse does not occur only when children are physically harmed,’ he told Taylor in 2009.
‘The fact is that such abuse of children causes serious, long-lasting and often unremovable damage on them.’
Following a new National Crime Agency investigation, the 45-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison at Reading Crown Court on Friday, having admitted 11 counts of making and eight of distributing indecent images of children – his second offence.
Taylor, 45, was fired as a paramedic in 2009 when a panel ruled the public would no longer trust him after a court heard he watched child pornography as an ‘escape’ from work pressures
Computer devices found during searches of Taylor’s house in Reading, Berkshire, included a mobile phone hidden in the drainpipe outside his window, three external hard drives and four computers.
The devices held 529 indecent images of children, some of them in the most serious category. Computers which Taylor used for his new job at a home security firm were among those which held the images.
The court heard that Taylor was an associate of Jon Page, aged 46 years, of Bridge Close, Kensington, London, who was imprisoned for three-and-a-half years in November as part of the NCA investigation into the chatroom.
Taylor and Page streamed real-time footage to the chatroom of themselves engaged in sexual activity at the same time as Page streamed recordings of indecent images of children under the screen name 2 UK peds and left messages in the chatroom expressing a preference for children aged ‘0+’.
Computer devices found during searches of Taylor’s house in Reading, Berkshire, included a mobile phone hidden in the drainpipe outside his window, three external hard drives and four computers
Martin Ludlow, Operations Manager for the NCA, said today: ‘Offenders who swap indecent images online prolong the abuse of the children in the pictures.
‘Unfortunately with the rise of digital technology, sharing and broadcasting indecent images of children in real time has never been easier, whether on the dark web or more conventional forms of social media.
‘The NCA and its partners in law enforcement are wholly committed to tackling this threat and at all times the safety of children is our priority.
‘We and our partners in policing are trained and equipped with specialist capabilities with which to detect these offenders and bring them to justice.’
Taylor was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order when he appeared at Reading Crown Court on Friday and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.