Wolverhampton 2024-07-10

Richard Haswell 62

Sex offender found in possession of 50,000 indecent images of children.

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Offender ID: O-5999


Cornwall Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6


A sex offender found in possession of 50,000 indecent images of children and who orchestrated the sexual abuse of children for custom videos has been jailed.

Richard Haswell, from Wolverhampton, was communicating with another sex offender in the Philippines and directed the abuse that should be carried out for the videos.

He claimed he was being pestered to send money to the abuser, West Midlands Police said.

The 62-year-old admitted several charges at Wolverhampton Crown Court where he was jailed for six years on Monday.

When officers arrived at Haswell's house in Cornwall Road in July last year, he admitted having devices with indecent images on.

The images included children as young as six months old - as well as extreme pornography.

He told officers during an interview that he was being pestered into sending money to the abuser in the Philippines, but could not explain why he did not block them, the force said.

Haswell pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images, possessing extreme pornography, six counts of making indecent images and two counts of arranging or facilitating a child sex offence.

He will serve three years on licence after his release and was also given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

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