[heading_block]A ‘dangerous and depraved’ paedophile deserved every day of his sentence, stated some top judges[/heading_block].
Alan Peter Wormleighton, 61, abused three young victims and was handed a severe jail term. Wormleighton, formerly of Narborough Road, Leicester was jailed for 22 years at the Leicester Crown Court on 20th November 2015.
The paedophile was also ordered to serve an extra 8 years on license when he is eventually released as the judge condemned him as a public danger. Alan Wormleighton was working as an engineer at Spire Hospital, when a colleague discovered he has been viewing indecent photographs of chilled on a work computer used by members of staff.
Wormleighton’s work colleague reported the paedophile, and the police then acquired a warrant to search his home. They found 62,415 indecent images of children, with 3,462 of them in the most serious category. They also found 67 extreme pornographic images, mainly involving pre-pubescent girls and some involving bestiality.
Among these photographs were photos relating to his own crimes against two of his victims. Alan Peter Wormleighton abused one girl from the age of 5 upto the age of 11, and another victim from the age of 5 to 13 years old. A third victim was abused from birth to the age of 3. He encouraged one victim to ‘watch, engage in and record his abuse’ of another.
Judge Ford said there were ‘many truly depraved scenes’ in the footage. Wormleighton has pleaded guilty to his crimes, and the horrific crimes are listed below:
– Twelve counts of indecent assault.
– Eight counts of indecency with a child.
– One attempted rape.
– Two counts of sexual activity with a child.
– One count of causing a child to watch a sex act.
– Four counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.
– Four counts of making indecent photos of children.
– One count of possessing an extreme pornographic image.
The Judge on the case described the offences as ‘truly shocking and depressing’. Defence lawyers for Wormleighton argued his jail term was far to severe, as their client had no previous convictions, however the judge stated that the crimes involved 3 very young victims, and the offences were at the ‘highest level of depravity’.
“This sentence was undoubtedly severe but, in our judgment, it was appropriate,” added the judge, who was sitting with Lord Justice Elias and Mr Justice Jeremy Baker. “It was not manifestly excessive and this appeal is dismissed.”