Matt Devere, was part of an online paedophile ring which shared images of children being raped
A man has been jailed after telling a convicted child sex offender that videos of fathers abusing their sons were ‘the best I’ve seen’.
Deputy pub manager Matt DeVere, was part of an online paedophile ring which shared images of children being raped and encouraged each other to share images, Chelmsford Crown Court heard.
Devere, 34, asked paedophile ex-teacher Peter Allot to share images of child abuse in a series of sick online conversations before Allot was jailed in May 2016.
Devere was today sentenced to two years behind bars after a court heard he received sick videos of incestuous rape and said ‘pls tell me u have more like that – best ive seen’.
Devere was also given a lifetime Serious Harm Prevention Order after pleading guilty to 13 offences at Chelmsford Crown Court in September.
They included intentionally encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence, distributing an indecent image of a child and possessing extreme pornography.
The court heard he was arrested at his home in Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex, in June 2016.
Peter Allott, 37, deputy head of the £15,000-a-year St Benedict’s School in Ealing, west London, became addicted to child sex images and Class A drugs after being introduced to both at ‘chemsex’ parties
He was snared after officers found explicit sexual conversations on computers seized from the Allot’s house at the time he was jailed in May 2016.
In the chat, Devere had asked Allott ‘can u send vids’ adding he wanted them to include extremely young children.
A number of videos were then shared and Devere told Allott ‘pls tell me u have more like that * best ive seen’.
Forensic and computer experts found he had been asking and sharing images and videos of specifically incest between fathers and sons with ‘like-minded individuals over a period of time’.
Speaking after sentencing, Martin Ludlow from the National Crime Agency said: ‘Matt Devere actively sought to communicate with individuals using video conferencing forums for the sole purpose of accessing horrific child abuse images.
‘He gave no thought to the victims in the images and the conversations we recovered show he was requesting videos depicting the worst kind of abuse.
‘Our officers are dedicated to protecting children and ensuring people like Devere and Allott face the consequences of their actions.
‘If you are engaging with people online and sharing images of child abuse, you will be identified, located and brought to justice’.