Film maker says he downloaded rape images of a six-year-old ‘by accident’
DEPRAVED ‘film maker’ Aaron Livingstone got his sick kicks from watching a six-year-old child being raped.
The sicko escaped jail this week despite details of his sordid secret life emerging when he appeared at Downpatrick Crown Court. The 24-year-old walked away with a suspended sentence even though he was found guilty of possessing horrific images of children being sexually assulted by adults. He was handed a five month suspended sentence after spending two days in jail awaiting his sentence. “I hope you have had a flavour of what awaits you if you re-offend,” Judge Gordon Kerr told the pervert who had been previously cautioned by police for having sex with a 14-year-old girl who was in care.
Livingstone, from the Leighan Road, Monea, in Fermanagh entered guilty pleas to six counts of making indecent images of children on January 5, 2012. The court heard Livingstone admitted to police he has a penchant for kinky sex involving bondage and domination with models dressed as vampires or in gothic styles. Livingston’s possession of images of children being sexually assaulted came to light when the police officer mother of an English schoolgirl discovered he had been exchanging explict pictures, text messages and emails with her 14-year-old daughter. oProsecuting lawyer David McDowell outlined how ploice found six images on a tablet when they raided his former home in Dondonald. Of the six images, the lawyer said there were four classified in the least serious category level one with one image at level two but added that the image was categorised at level four, describing how it depicted the rape of a six-year-old girl by an adult. Mr McDowell told the court how Livingstone initially denied having a mobile phone, claiming he had lost it. He also revealed how Livingstone later took the phone apart and hid various parts in his sisters car in an attempt to thwart police but later admitted contacting the English schoolgirl through the “vampire freaks” website and exchanging explicit texts and phonealls. He told police he was interested in a particular sex act as well as bondage and sadomasochism and it was while searching for that type of pornography he accidently downloaded the child abuse images. Mr McDowell said however that by his guilty pleas, Livingstone had abandoned those claims, adding that the abuse of the six year old girl suffered was an aggravating feature as it was “particularly repugnant and likely to have resulted in injury.” Judge Kerr said: “It doesn’t need to be emphasised the abhorrence the court veiws such an images encourage others to subject children to grave and damaging conduct.”
He said that despite Livingstone’s caution for inciting sexual activity with a 14-year-old schoolgirl and the revelations from his mobile phone, he was not assessing him as a dangerous offender. The judge said his guilty plea, late though it was, deserved a certain amount of credit as did his expressions of remorse. In addition to the suspended jail term, Judge Kerr ordered Livingstone to sign the police sex offenders register for seven years and abide by an eight year Sexual Offences Prevention Order.
With many thanks to: Paula Mackin, Sunday World.