A female nursery school manager who watched videos of children being raped and described babies as ‘f****** sexy’ to pedophiles in online chat rooms has been spared jail.
The 44-year-old woman, who cannot be named, spoke with other child porn viewers during the depraved live stream sessions, where she watched videos of children as young as three being abused.
Despite this, a judge allowed her to walk free from court and gave her a Community Order and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Guildford Crown Court heard how she shared tales of abuse with other online sexual deviants.Like the notorious female paedophile Vanessa George, she found men who were interested in the same sexual fantasies and talked about abusing children to ‘get them off’.
Guildford Crown Court (pictured) heard how she shared tales of abuse with other online sexual deviants
She had used her iPhone to access the online chatroom Zoom in 2017, where anonymous hosts played videos of children being abused.
After returning home to west Surrey from work, she logged in under ‘user XXX’ and encourage users to share as many as 100 illegal images.
She admitted to encouraging or assisting as she was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court.
Wearing glasses and a beige scarf with her dark hair tied back, the defendant clutches a blue stress ball as she made her way into court, shielding her eyes from the court and moaned in anguish throughout the hearing.
Prosecutor Steven Talbot-Hadley told Judge Peter Ross: ‘At the relevant time this defendant worked as a manager at a nursery.
‘An undercover investigation was underway by the National Crime Agency focused on the online conferencing platform Zoom, which is otherwise legitimate but known to be used by paedophiles for sharing images of child abuse online.
‘An undercover officer was deployed in the meeting. It was in this way that this defendant was discovered. What the court is concerned with is the involvement in a Zoom meeting on August 29 2017. On that occasions the defendant was present for just under an hour under the username XXX.’
She typed into the chat that she ‘liked masturbating over boys and girls, the younger the better’.
She claimed she was on the platform solely to trap paedophiles and was trying to track them down.
The prosecutor told the court: ‘When asked if she had ever provided any names or phone numbers to police of people she had interacted with online, she said she never had and has never given a reason for that.
‘She met somebody online with the username JohnUK.She told police she talked with him about having sex with children in order to “get him off”, she said she had his number and thought about giving it to the police.’
Police interrogated her phone and discovered WhatsApp messages from August to September with another man online between August and September 2017 (stock image)
Police interrogated her phone and discovered WhatsApp messages from August to September with another man online between August and September 2017, a man called Joe, with who she discussed abusing children, and telephone records showed she was in contact with a man who was investigated by police for indecent images.
The court also heard an audio recording on her phone was discovered in which a woman could be heard masturbating while talking to herself in graphic detail about abusing babies, which the defendant admitted in a later police interview was her own voice.
The prosecutor said: ‘She said she made the recording because she wanted to know that she could pass herself off as one of them.When she was confronted with this she did not seek to put forward any positive explanation.’
Caroline Mooney, mitigating, said: “There’s been no suggestion of any inappropriate conduct of any live children.”