Police officer gives meth to his friend in exchange for videos of children having sexBy Mason White 11:38 AM January 29, 2016
By: Feng Qian
A police officer was arrested on a charge of possession child pornography videos after being caught exchanging meth for videos of children having sex, police in the United Kingdom said.
Now, 35-year-old James Wicks of Basingstoke, has been sentenced to serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to six counts of possessing indecent images of a child, one count of distributing an indecent image of a child and one count of supplying a class A drug.
He will be on the sex offender register for 10 years and will also be subject to a sexual harm prevention order after his release.
“The fact that James Wicks, who was working with the Thames Valley Police, had in his possession these videos and images, is very alarming. His duty was to care for the community, not to pose a serious risk,” prosecutors said.
Wicks admitted to being at a friend’s house, where he exchanged meth for videos of children having sex, which he shared for the purpose of sexual pleasure.
The videos were put on a memory stick, which he took with him. He then distributed the videos he had in his possession.
He distributed through Skype three of those videos, which depicted the sexual abuse of children for the entertainment of other individuals.
Internet-based chats were retrieved from Wicks’ computer, which included conversations between himself and other people discussing the rape of children.
Wicks initially tried to blame other men who had access to his computers, but evidence showed that he was the person responsible for the videos.