POLICE have released some of the damning evidence used to convicted sick ex-Radio 1 DJ Mark Page.

The 63-year-old was jailed for 12-years for systematically abusing young children when he travelled to the Philippines.

His 'grotesque' behaviour was exposed following a tip-off that his online activity was a serious cause for concern.

Officers from Cleveland Police raided his Teesside home in January 2020 and discovered his computer switched on in his office.

A trawl of his files recovered a number of damning pieces of evidence, including a selfie he took in Cebu City just hours after he had sex with underage children.

The Northern Echo: Mark Page's incriminating selfie in Cebu CityMark Page's incriminating selfie in Cebu City

Throughout his trial at Teesside Crown Court, the former Middlesbrough FC matchday announcer maintained that his accounts had been hacked.

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However, forensic analysis of his digial footprint meant officers were able to place at the scene of his offences and recordings of him asking a online search engine 'what is the age of consent in the Philippines?'

Hiding behind his charity work and radio businesses, Page made regular visits to the Far East but also took full advantage of Skype calls to fulfil his depraved sexual behaviour by paying children to perform sex acts online.

He used a number of aliases to set up dating website profiles and Skype accounts in an attempt to mask his true identity, the jurors heard during the trial.

The Northern Echo: A still from some webcam footage recovered from Mark Page's computerA still from some webcam footage recovered from Mark Page's computer

Page shared a number of messages with a woman called ‘LovelyZamora7’ while he was making arrangements for children to be sent to his hotel when he travelled to the Philippines.

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Two years after Page was initially arrested he was found guilty of four charges of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence between August 2016, and April 2019. He was cleared of a fifth charge.

Jurors heard how Page set up an online dating account with Filipino Cupid where he used the alias ‘Pancho’ and would use this alias when using Skype to arrange/facilitate the sexual abuse of children.

His internet history showed details of numerous online conversations he had made with the underage girl and revealed details of payments made using his credit card to accounts in the Far East.

The Northern Echo: Mark Page's Filipino Cupid Dating profile - PanchoMark Page's Filipino Cupid Dating profile - Pancho

Records from Western Union showed how Page made 164 payments to individuals in the Far East, including Thailand and Philippines, over a number of years.

The jury heard there was a number of messages between Page and the girl where they are discussing how much it would cost to meet up.

Several hours later, there was another message from Page simply saying – ‘thanks babe’.

The Northern Echo: Mark Page after his arrest in January 2020Mark Page after his arrest in January 2020

Page, of Snowdrop Close, Stockton, was also made subject to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

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