Paedophile paid poverty-stricken families for child abuse videos

Paedophile, 58, who paid poverty-stricken Filipino families for child abuse videos of ‘young, thin girls’ is jailed for four years

  • Adrian Page sent thousands of messages to ‘poorer countries’ to arrange shoots
  • Police raided his Essex home and found 140 indecent images and chat longs
  • The paedophile admitted the charges at Ipswich Crown Court and was jailed 

A paedophile who paid poverty-stricken Filipino families for child abuse videos of ‘young, thin girls’ has today been jailed for four years.

Adrian Page, 58, sent thousands of messages to ‘poorer countries’ to arrange twisted video shoots.

Over the course of three years Page, from Langham in Essex, contacted vulnerable families in the developing world asking for clips of ‘young, thin girls’.

When police raided his home in January 2018 they discovered more than 140 indecent images and the chat logs dating back to 2015.

Adrian Page , 58, sent thousands of messages to ‘poorer countries’ to arrange twisted video shoots

He was charged with eight counts of arranging or facilitating the sexual exploitation of a children, three counts of making indecent images of children, one count of possession of an indecent image of a child, and one count of possession of extreme pornography.

Page admitted the charges at Ipswich Crown Court and was sentenced to four years in prison.

He was also put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.

Judge Rupert Overbuy described him as a ‘sexual deviant’, but accepted that Page had not had direct contact with the children.

But he said that at Page’s request and payment, extremely young children were abused.

‘In paying for them to do that, you disregarded their rights, feelings and the damage you were causing them physically and mentally,’ the judge said.

He added: ‘You targeted young female children half-way round the world in poorer countries where others desperate for money acceded to your requests.’

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sam Petken, from Essex Police’s Police Online Investigation Team, said: ‘Adrian Page is a dangerous and prolific sexual predator who arranged and paid for children to be abused for his own gratification.

The paedophile admitted the charges at Ipswich Crown Court and was sentenced to four years in prison

‘He did this over a period of years and had little regard for the children who were being exploited.

‘He is now behind bars and children are safer for it. This investigation shows we’ll pursue offenders regardless of where the victim may be located.

‘We’re here to protect children and to put paedophiles behind bars.

‘My message to offenders is this: if you’re putting children at risk, if you’re paying to see children being abused – we will find you, we’ll put you in front of a court, and we’ll bring you to justice.’ 

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