A SICK pervert who downloaded life-like animation of children being sexually abused has been jailed.

Steven McLone also had a video of a woman carrying out a sex act with a dog stored on his computer system when police raided his home.

The 31-year-old was found with the illegal material on his PC after his internet service provider contacted the police to report that his IP address was being used to access child abuse images.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the convicted sex offender had been given a community order for the sexual assault of a girl who was under the age of 13, and another sexual assault of an underage girl back in 2018.

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Christopher Bevan, prosecuting, said the defendant’s home was searched in October last year and specially trained officers recovered a number of illegal images and one of the files he had downloaded was entitled, "My baby girls" and another with an ‘extreme’ sexual description of a two-year-old.

He told the court that the search located one class B image of a child; five class C images of children; 47 prohibited images of children; and a video of a woman sexually abusing a dog.

Mr Bevan added: “He did say to officers when he was arrested – ‘I do think I know what you are talking about. I was trying to download films when I opened it. I saw what it was and felt sick so I deleted it straightaway’.”

McLone, of Parrington Place, Lazenby, near Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to two counts of making indecent images of a child, possession of prohibited images of a child, and possession of an extreme pornographic image portraying sex with an animal.

Shaun Dryden, in mitigation, told the court that his client is autistic and ‘immature’ for his age but reminded the judge that there was not a ‘substantial amount’ of indecent images.

He added: “He accepts he knew what he was doing was wrong by virtue of his guilty plea.”

Judge Howard Crowson locked McLone up for a total of ten months.

He said: “I find it rather difficult to accept the proposition that anything on your computer was accidentally downloaded and I really struggle with the idea that you found no sexual arousal by these images.

“Your previous convictions show you are aroused by young females and you admit that the computer generated images of underage you females are arousing.”

McLone was made subject to sex offender notifications for ten years.

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