DETECTIVES who helped to bring two perverts to justice have welcomed the prison sentences they received.

Suzanne Kelly was jailed for six years for making indecent photographs and videos of young children before sharing them with depraved Jay Perren.

Convicted sex offender Perren was sentenced to four years and four months after detectives discovered a huge stash of child sex abuse images in his Stockton home.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the pair met when Perren was working as a DJ in a local bar.

Kelly's abuse came to light in November last year when the images she had shared with Perren were discovered in his abhorent collection.

The 40-year-old, from the Teesside area, pleaded guilty to charges of sexual activity with a child, voyeurism, and making and distributing indecent indecent images of children.

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Detective Constable Angela Beilby from Cleveland Police’s CAVA (Children and Vulnerable Adult Unit), said: “Kelly may have been confident that as the years passed she would never be held to account for her actions, however police work 24 hours a day to identify those individuals or groups who abuse children - whether in person or through taking, making or distributing indecent images.

“I welcome today’s sentence – it demonstrates that police and the courts take a very serious view of such behaviour and Kelly will now serve a lengthy period of time in prison as a consequence.”

Detective Chief Inspector Deb Fenny of Cleveland Police Safeguarding Department, added: “The hard work and commitment of our specialist detectives who work tirelessly in bringing to justice those who offend against children, who are some of the most vulnerable in our communities and who deserve to have their voices heard.”

Perren, of Hartington Road, Stockton, pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images, possession of extreme pornography, breaching his sexual harm prevention order and his notification requirement order.

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Detective Sergeant Kev Carter from Cleveland Police’s Paedophile Investigation Team said: “We are very pleased with the sentence passed today. The court heard that Perren is a determined individual who poses a significant risk of harm to children. The custodial sentence reflects the severity of his offending and there is no doubt in my mind that children will be safer for it.”

  • If you suspect a child is being abused or you are a victim yourself, report it to Cleveland Police via the 101 number. You can also report to - or get advice from - the NSPCC.