Paedophile Pretended To Hunt Child Abusers While Sharing Sick Images Of Abuse OnlineA baby-faced young man who claimed to be a paedophile hunter wept as he was jailed for sharing images of child sex abuse online.
Liam Shorter, 22, said he was trying to snare abusers but never contacted police about suspicious activity. He later admitted to having a sexual interest in children.
He was arrested when officers raided his home in Otford, Kent, in July and found a laptop and tablet containing photographs and videos of child sexual abuse.
He also asked for others to send him images of young relatives being abused and gave advice on how to find and trade indecent images of children.
Foinette said: The Crown say he was well-versed in how to put up these images and trade them.
Police found 55 indecent images on Shorter’s laptop, 38 of which were at the highest level of seriousness.
Foinette added: He later claimed he was acting as a vigilante but that is not something he continues to rely on.