A student convicted of downloading and distributing extreme and disturbing images of child pornography, has been jailed for a total of five years.
Nur Nordin, 23, of Queensborough Terrace, Bayswater , appeared at Southwark Crown Court , having previously pleaded guilty at the same court to 17 charges of possessing, making and distributing pornographic images of children on or before November 2014.
When his address was searched police found Nordin with his laptop open, next to a life-size mannequin of a young boy.
On his release the Imperial College student will be considered for automatic deportation to Malaysia upon his release.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Sara Keane, of the Met’s Serious Crime Unit, in Westminster , said: “Nordin was involved in the making and sharing of some of the most extreme images that have ever been seen by officers that work in this field. The volume of images and the alarming content meant that a custodial sentence for Nordin was inevitable.”
The court heard how Nordin had travelled from Malaysia to the UK as a student in 2014, having been awarded a scholarship to study Mathematics at Imperial College, London.
In November 2014 police were alerted to an internet account, located in Bayswater, which had been downloading thousands of sexual abuse videos and images.
Officers identified the student and searched his address on November 20, 2014.
All electronic devices were seized and found to hold more than 30,000 indecent images and videos of children being abused.
A significant number of images were classified as Category A, meaning they depicted the most extreme form of abuse involving penetrative sexual activity with children.
Nordin was arrested and charged on November 21, 2014.
He appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, April 30, for sentencing, having previously been convicted of; five counts of making indecent photographs of a child; one count of possessing indecent videos (namely 124 Category A videos; 24 Category B videos; 87 Category A images); four counts of possession with intent to distribute indecent images of children; two counts of making indecent images of a child and one count of possession of indecent images and videos of children (namely 477 Category A videos and images; 274 Category B images and videos; 170 Category C videos and images)
DC Sara Keane, said: “This appalling case demonstrates the danger some adults pose to young and vulnerable children. Those who download this material, and then distribute to others, are fuelling the demand and creating yet more defenceless victims.
“The Metropolitan Police works tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice and we urge anyone with information about similar crimes to come forward and speak to us.”