Paedo who lived with his mum kept blow-up dolls dressed as young boys in room

A sick paedophile kept blow-up dolls dressed as young boys in his bedroom – in the house where he lived with his mum.

Martin Hewes, of Southen-on-Sea, Essex, accessed hundreds of indecent images of youngsters via computers at his home.

When cops raided his home in Bournemouth Park Road they found the blow-up dolls and sickening images, writes EssexLive.

The 51-year-old was sentenced at Basildon Crown Court earlier this week, (Tuesday, September 21).

Prosecuting, Allister Walker said: "The defendant has no previous convictions, he lived at the address with his mother.

"A search was conducted and a number of devices were retrieved, and as they were taken for further examination officers noted an inflatable doll and others that were dressed up in types of child's underwear and small boys' underwear in the defendant's bedroom.

"Two mobile phones and one laptop were found to contain indecent images of children."

More than 300 images were discovered, the majority containing young boys, on Hewes' devices, including 65 images and 12 videos in Category A – the most serious kind.

There were also 84 photos in Category B and 239 in Category C.

Hewes admitted three counts of making indecent images of children.

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Natalie Bird, mitigating, said the defendant worked full time and cared for his elderly mum, and his estranged father had died.

She said: "His mother is very unwell, she is in her 70s and suffered a stroke. His parents separated when he was a young adult. Last year his father passed away.

"On return from work he cooks dinner, helps her get into bed and is a general carer for her. His offending comes from viewing pornography at a young age.

"He didn't access illegal material until a few years ago. He now fully understands how wrong it was to do so and realises his behaviour was atrocious.

"No matter how lonely he might have been feeling from lack of other romantic relationships in his life, he wants to make sure he doesn't access them again.

"He would never, ever seek to act out anything he would have been watching on children."

Judge Ian Graham told Hewes: "The reason these cases are taken seriously is that these are not just made up images or fantasies. They are real children who have been forced into acting out these adult fantasies. These are not victimless crimes in any sense."

Hewes was given an 18-month community order with 50 days of rehabilitation and 100 hours of unpaid work.

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