Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pervert Lecturer Filmed Himself Abusing a Child; Police Found over 250,000 Sick Images of Children on Computer

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pervert Lecturer Filmed Himself Abusing a Child; Police Found over 250,000 Sick Images of Children on Computer

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Byline: ROB KENNEDY Court reporter rob.kennedy@trinitymirror.com @ChronCourt

A DEPRAVED former lecturer and teacher who filmed himself sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl and had almost 250,000 indecent images of children has been jailed for 10 years.

Konstantinos Hrisos amassed a huge collection of sickening images of the youngster he molested and unknown girls he filmed on a roundabout in a Tyneside park.

He was arrested by the National Crime Agency after downloading indecent images online but it soon became clear his offending was even more serious.

The 63-year-old grandad, of Fenham, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to 49 sex offences, including multiple sexual assaults, indecent images charges and voyeurism at Newcastle Crown Court.

As the former IT lecturer, creative writing teacher and Greek-born interpreter was jailed, the mother of the little girl he sexually abused read a victim impact statement from the witness box.

She said: "When his crimes came to light, my entire world fell apart.

"He didn't just violate my daughter, he destroyed myself and my family in the process.

"I have been unable to work due to my extreme levels of anxiety because of this.

"I hope this statement shows how deplorable and destructive the actions of Konstantinos Hrisos were."

The court heard it was on September 26 last year that a search warrant was executed at his home, following a national week of action by National Crime Agency during which they targeted users of peer-to-peer file sharing websites and downloading indecent images of children.

During that search the defendant was informed that information showed he had downloaded indecent images of children on 10 separate occasions between June and July 2018.

He made full admissions during interview and was released on bail.

However it then emerged he had also been abusing and taking indecent photographs and footage of the seven-year-old.

His computer equipment revealed he had also filmed girls aged five and 12 on a roundabout, possibly in Saltwell Park, Gateshead, focusing on their underwear. …

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