A twisted paedophile who had a folder on his laptop named ‘kiddies’ has walked free from court.
Christopher Faulkner, 35, also said he would fly to the south east Asian country and see if a poor family had a ‘young daughter’ who they wanted to ‘make some money from’.
He had a flight booked to the country, scheduled for a few weeks after he was arrested.
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Prosecutors said they had no evidence that he had committed any ‘contact’ offenses with children.
Faulkner, a father from Stockport, narrowly avoided jail after admitting the possession of almost 200 indecent images.
A judge told him that his chats about the Philippines showed he had a ‘real, deep seated and twisted interest in sexual relationships with children’.
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“You talked about going to the Philippines and f****** everything, taking girls back to your hotel and praying on poor families to see if they can make some money from their young daughters,” Judge Bernadette Baxter said.
“That is the sort of thing that strikes fear in any decent person.”
Police went to Faulkner mother’s home in Stockport in September 2019, where he was also living.
They seized his laptop and other electronic devices.
On the computer they discovered three Dropbox folders, two which had been sent to him by other paedophiles, and one he’d created himself named ‘kiddies’.
In total Faulkner had 46 category A indecent images, the most serious type, as well as 27 category B and 125 category C images.
They also found he had a Kik messenger account, where he had vile discussions with another user about discussing a trip to the Philippines.
Faulkner told how he would be ‘f****** everything’, and how he would be taking ‘pics and vids’.
In addition, he told how he would ‘find some poor family in the street and see if they have got a young daughter they want to make some money from’, prosecutor Chloe Fordham said.
Police also found he had Philippines currency in his wallet.
Defending, Stuart Neale appealed for Faulkner to be allowed to undergo treatment in the community.
“The fact that these proceedings have taken place, the fact that he has had to face up to it, makes a huge difference to him and his life,” he said.
“He is regretful for what has taken place.”
Faulkner has previous convictions, but not for sexual offenses.
“You are a paedophile, make no mistake about it,” Judge Bernadette Baxter told him during a hearing at Minshull Street Crown Court.
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“You need to address that issue.
“If you cannot address that issue, you will be incarcerated.”
She sentenced Faulkner to 13 months in prison, suspended for two years, to allow him to undergo treatment for ‘whatever is going on in your twisted mind’.
Faulkner, of Ealing Road, Stockport, pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, and two counts of possessing extreme pornography.
He was ordered to undergo the Horizon sex offender treatment programme, and sign the sex offender’s register for 10 years.
He must also carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days.