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West Midlands man jailed following series of sex offences

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A 40-year-old man has been jailed after he pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offence charges against young girls. 

Paul Malcolm Owen of Bromley Lane, Kingswinford West Mids, was convicted of:
 
Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under the age of 13
Exposing himself on a train in front of a child
Engaging in an act of voyeurism
Possessing eight incident images of children.

In October 2016 British Transport Police (BTP) were contacted by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in regards to photographs of children that had been uploaded to a website. 

The images were of young girls taken on trains, which had been taken whilst the man was touching himself inappropriately and exposing himself to young girls.

Following an investigation by BTP's Cyber Crime Unit the source of the photographs were traced and on Wednesday, 25 January officers attended an address in Worcester and found a computer which was seized and examined. 

Officers found eight indecent images of children and footage of Owen pleasuring himself whilst filming children. 

Owen was arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

He was sentenced at Worcester Crown Curt on Friday, 28 July to:

One count of sexual activity in the presence of a child under the age of 13 - 12 months’ imprisonment 

One count of exposure on the train in front of a child - four months’ imprisonment for the offence to run consecutively 

One count of voyeurism for filming over the top of the swimming baths changing room - four months’ imprisonment to run concurrently 

One count of possessing incident images of children - one month imprisonment to run concurrently
 
In total, Owen was sentenced to one year and four months in prison. 

 

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