A teenage neo-Nazi Satanist who had videos of a girl cutting his name into her body has been jailed for child abuse and terrorism offences.

Vincent Charlton’s mobile phone contained videos of a 13-year-old girl in the US and messages between them ‘demonstrate the control Vincent exerted over a vulnerable young child’.

The 17-year-old, from Birtley, near Chester-le-Street, also had videos of very young children being raped and sexually abused.

Detective Superintendent Matt Davison, from Counter Terrorism Policing North East, said: “The broad spectrum of extremist content online and its influence on young people is an ongoing concern.

“We’re increasingly seeing mixed ideologies which promote harmful or violent agendas to impressionable audiences.”

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Newcastle Crown Court was told Charlton was initially released on bail after first being arrested in May but broke his conditions by accessing social media hundreds of times.

He would look at accounts of children, tried to contact one, and separately messaged a girl, inciting her to self-harm.

The court heard there was evidence that Charlton was a member of a Telegram group associated with the “764” cult, which promotes murder, sexual abuse, self-harm, and terrorism.

It is currently the subject of police investigations in several countries.

Charlton uploaded 939 documents, including bomb-making manuals, to an online channel.

He was asked if he was going to “blow up a school” by another user and responded by saying “of course”.

He then shared a guide on how to build a pipe bomb and another on assassination techniques.

The court heard Charlton had promoted the Nazi Satanist group Order of the Nine Angles, which the court heard seeks a supernatural “Satanic empire” to end modern civilisation and encourages crime, rape, and the idea that murder is the ultimate goal.

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The group is connected to the banned terrorist groups National Action, Sonnenkrieg Division and Atomwaffen Division.

The court was told Charlton had developed an interest in “gore” from the age of 12, and was obsessed with seeing “real death” and graphic violence on websites. In mitigation, the court was told he has been assessed as autistic and has “massively grown up” in prison.

Charlton pleaded guilty in 2023 to disseminating terrorist publications, four counts of possessing documents useful to a terrorist, and making and possessing indecent images of children.

He was sentenced to two years and four months in prison and an extended licence period of one year after being released.

He can be identified following an application to lift reporting restrictions by the media.

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Det Supt Davison added: “Police and partner agencies continue to work hard to tackle the threat posed by the sharing and possession of extremist content online, and, through the Prevent Strategy, protect young and vulnerable people against extremism in all its forms.

“We ask that if you are concerned about a loved one, you’ve spotted worrying behaviour or are concerned that they may be accessing possible extremist material online, then please call the National Police Prevent Advice Line on 0800 011 3764, in confidence, and our specially trained Prevent officers will listen carefully to your concerns.

“Family and friends are best placed to know when something doesn’t feel right. By seeking support at an early stage, together we can prevent them from being drawn into harmful groups or activities and help them choose a different path.

“You can also report online material which promotes terrorism, extremism or violence, in confidence, at www.gov.uk/report-terrorism.”