Rugby pervert downloaded child porn featuring baby - The Rugby Observer

Rugby pervert downloaded child porn featuring baby

Rugby Editorial 30th Mar, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

‘OVERWHELMING’ evidence has jailed a man who tried to blame his grandmother’s carers for child pornography – featuring children as young as one – found on his laptop.

Still protesting his innocence, Chay Kowalczyk was jailed for 18 months by a judge at Warwick Crown Court.

Kowalczyk, 30, of Bawnmore Road, Rugby, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order restricting his use of the internet.

He had denied six charges of making indecent images of children between August 2012 and August 2014 – but had been found guilty after a three-day trial at the court in February.




Prosecutor Matthew Brook said that in August 2014 the police arrested Kowalczyk, who lived with his grandmother, on suspicion of downloading indecent images of children.

They seized his laptop, and he was taken to Rugby police station where he denied ever using it to look for child pornography – but claimed it was possible for people sat outside the house to hack into his internet.


Mr Brook said police found a number of indecent images of children on it, the majority of them having been deleted.

Some had been downloaded using software which had been used to carry out searches such as ‘pre-teen sex’ within an hour of being installed on Kowalczyk’s laptop in March 2014.

But when he was interviewed again, he again denied he had carried out the searches or that he had been looking at child pornography, said Mr Brook.

Kowalczyk claimed to the police and in his evidence in court that there were a lot of people who visited the house to care for his grandmother.

And he suggested one or more of them had used his computer without his knowledge to look at child pornography.

But Mr Brook commented: “It’s his laptop – it’s him using it to look at the images of child pornography.”

Following an adjournment for a pre-sentence report to be prepared, Recorder Gareth Evans QC observed: “It’s difficult for the author to recommend anything when he maintains his innocence.”

But Martin Liddiard, defending, handed in a number of references and a letter from Kowalczyk, which he said expressed ‘not strictly remorse, because there is no admission, but does show a degree of positivity for him for the future.’

And Mr Liddiard pointed out there was a probation programme ‘which is dedicated to deniers.’

But jailing Kowalczyk, Recorder Evans told him: “The jury found you guilty on what I find to be overwhelming evidence that you had used your computer to download child pornography.

“That is a despicable trade. Young children are made to perform sexual acts in front of cameras so perverts can view it.

“There are movies of children being tortured, in effect, for the sexual predilection of others.

“These were very young children. One of them was estimated to be about one year of age when it was subjected to sexual acts.

“I am afraid I am not going to deal with you in any way other than an immediate custodial sentence. I have to pass on you what I consider to be a deterrent sentence.”

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