Million-images paedophile faces 'substantial' jail term

A PAEDOPHILE is beginning ‘a very substantial prison sentence’ after being found guilty yesterday of possessing, making, or distributing more than one million indecent images of children.

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Kevin du Feu arriving at the Royal Court, which yesterday found him guilty of possessing, making or distributing more than a million indecent images of children.

A PAEDOPHILE is beginning ‘a very substantial prison sentence’ after being found guilty yesterday of possessing, making, or distributing more than one million indecent images of children.

Kevin du Feu, 54, had denied a total of 16 charges but was found guilty on each by unanimous decisions in the Royal Court after about an hour of deliberation.

The defence had argued that 197,181 of the images were indecent but senior Jurat on the bench, Susan Mowbray, said the court had found in favour of the prosecution figure of 1,151,161. There were a further 720 indecent videos.

The trial heard how the internet history on du Feu’s computer showed he had accessed paedophile websites and used explicit search terms for strong pre-teen images. He had also visited forums about child abuse for discussion with other paedophiles.

The large majority of images showed pre-pubescent girls in sequenced sets posing provocatively and stripping to full or partial nakedness.

The defendant had been on bail since his arrest in September 2009. Judge Russell said the presumption to bail had gone now he had been convicted and du Feu faced a very substantial prison sentence.  He was remanded in custody while a probation report was prepared, pending sentencing on 15 January.