A child sex offender who shared indecent images of children in an online chat room has been jailed following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Jon Page, aged 46 and pictured, used the screen name wolfpupjohn as he shared and discussed indecent images of children and extreme pornography.
NCA officers found messages in which Page responded enthusiastically to a fantasy about rape and necrophilia involving children.
He was sentenced to three and a half years in prison at Southwark Crown Court yesterday after admitting 22 offences relating to indecent images of children, drug possession and bestiality.
NCA officers first arrested him at his flat in Kensington, London, in February 2016 and released him on bail while his devices were examined.
The computers, mobile phone and external hard drives they seized contained indecent images of children and extreme pornography.
These included 78 images which showed Page engaged in sex acts with dogs.
When NCA officers arrested him at his flat a second time they found the class A drug crystal methamphetamine and the class B drug ketamine.
In July this year Page pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates Court to charges including 17 of making and distributing indecent images of children, three of bestiality and two of drug possession.
Martin Ludlow, operations manager at the NCA, said: “Jon Page was part of a dangerous community of offenders who produce and share images of child and animal abuse in online chat rooms.
“They think hiding behind a username puts them beyond the reach of law enforcement but they’re wrong.
“Officers at the National Crime Agency and its partners have the investigative and technical skills to find these offenders and bring them before the courts.”