A vile undertaker posed for pictures next to ‘fit’ corpses and asked another man to the mortuary to have sex with a dead body.
Nigel Robinson-Wright said he would give the man crystal meth to engage in necrophilia in the chapel of rest, and would regularly chat with paedophiles and animal abusers on the internet.
Kim Whittlestone, prosecuting, told Preston Crown Court that the 42-year-old would also those with an interest in dead bodies using military-grade encrypted chatrooms.
He also arranged to meet a pervert who was offering a toddler to be raped and spurred on a man as he sexually abused a puppy, Lancs Live reports.
But police lifted the lid on Robinson-Wright’s sinister sexual world following the arrest of a paedophile in London in September 2021.
Online chats between the two men led them to the funeral director and on November 1 2021, officers visited Robinson-Wright at his home in Chain Lane, Blackpool.
Ms Whittlestone told the court a number of digital devices were seized and some examined at the scene.
She said: “He was in possession of indecent images and there was evidence of him distributing images. Extreme pornography was discovered, involving torture and sexual abuse of children and animals.
“The defendant had been in contact with others via social media and had been organizing the commission of sexual offenses against children, dogs and dead bodies.”
One man, who seemed to be familiar to Robinson-Wright, shared sexual fantasies about the clients at the Preston funeral home where Robinson-Wright worked – with necrophilia “openly discussed” between them.
Robinson-Wright talked about being high on poppers and crystal meth, and offered to supply drugs to the man.
In a separate chat, the defendant was in contact with a paedophile, arranging to meet him to sexually abuse a child.
However the police intercepted the chat before the plan came to fruition, the court heard. In other conversations he discussed his fascination with him with Fred West and Jamie Bulger.
Robinson-Wright gave no comment when he was interviewed by police but later pleaded guilty to: arranging the commission of a child sexual offence, three counts of making indecent images, eight counts of distributing indecent images, possession of a prohibited image of a child, possession of extreme pornography, two counts of intentionally encouraging or assisting the commission of an offense by inviting an unknown man to the mortuary and encouraging a man to sexually abuse a dog, and attempting to supply a class A drug.
Tom Lord, defending, asked for 16 other offenses to be taken into consideration and said his client’s guilty plea was his best mitigation. He said: “The defendant’s plea is a concession of what can only be described as licentious deviancy and a grotesque breach of trust.”
Judge Graham Knowles QC, sentencing, said: “These taken together are abhorrent offences.
“Nigel William Robinson-Wright, you cast off your own humanity and you made a choice to relentlessly pursue cruelty, degradation and depravity. You gloried in it. Your targets were all powerless – babies, infants, children, the dead and animals. Some of what you did was to look at images.
“Some of what you did was to gloat over those images with other like-minded perverts. Rather than cherish, protect and respect children, the dead, animals and others, as others do, time and time again you reveled in iniquity.”
When Robinson-Wright spoke to a probation officer he described himself as an animal lover who looked after rescue cats and ferrets and said those who mistreated animals were ‘vile’. He claimed much of what was discussed was ‘fantasy’-but the judge rejected his claims.
He sentenced Robinson-Wright to 17 years custody with an eight year extended license period.
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