Sex offender caught in car with more than 1,000 indecent images and videos of children

A sex offender had more than 1,000 indecent images and videos of children on devices when police moved in to arrest him in a car.

One 20-minute video showed a distressed child aged between six and nine years on a bed being abused and trying to run away and being pulled back.

The material was of children aged mainly between three and 12 years, of pre-school and primary school age, and mainly females.

Nathan Brown also had extreme videos in his sickening collection involving animals.

Brown was wanted on the Police National Computer for recall to prison when he was spotted by officers driving in Woodhouse Way, Nuthall, at 4.20pm on Friday, January 8, this year.

He was sat at traffic lights when police cars surrounded his BMW. As one police car moved in, Brown did not stop and hit the car’s passenger door. The officer had to jump back into the driver’s side.

USB sticks and two micro SD cards seized from Brown contained vast amounts of images and videos of children, putting him in breach of a sexual harm prevention order. The indecent material covered all three categories from “A” – the most serious – to “C” – the least serious.

He has 19 convictions for 40 offences, and eight were for sexual offences.

In 2011 he was cautioned by Nottinghamshire Police for possessing indecent images of children. In 2019 he was dealt with over nine charges of making and possessing indecent images of children and received 12 months in custody at Nottingham Crown Court.

Brown, now 29, from Station Road, Ilkeston, had been sent to prison for sex offences when he was a teenager and placed on the sex offenders’ register.

He pleaded guilty to having the images, breaching the sexual harm prevention order and driving without due care and attention.

At a young age, he was diagnosed with ADHD and autism, and was described by Sarah Phelan, mitigating, as “very bright” and “not an individual without insight into his offending behaviour”.

She told Nottingham Crown Court on Friday, October 1: “The breach of the sexual harm prevention order arises out of possession of those images,” she added. “There is no further contact offence, thankfully. The defendant is bitterly disappointed and deeply ashamed he is back before the court. The images and videos are clearly appalling.

“He found himself alone at home without ability to have contact with other people and, unfortunately, he went down this particular path”.

Brown, who is recalled to prison until August next year, received a prison sentence of 18 months. His driving ban was for 18 months.

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