Dad arranged to assault toddler and rape 11-year-old girl
A father of four arranged to assault a toddler and rape an 11-year-old girl in twisted online chats.
Thomas Walker told someone he thought he was the father of the children he loved “young girls” and had “no limits”.
The 40-year-old said he would wear children’s underwear when he abused the pair and wanted to “touch them all over.”
But the ill, Hurlingham Road pedophile Walton was actually talking to two undercover cops using a decoy profile.
They raided her home and found a dastardly hiding place that included indecent images of babies and extreme animal pornography.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that Walker started speaking to officers on the FabSwingers website on July 30 of last year.
After learning that there were two children, aged two and 11, the conversation quickly moved to WhatsApp and Kik Messenger, where they discussed Walker having sexual activity with the youngsters.
Prosecutor Iain Criddle said Walker was told he couldn’t rape the toddler but he could rape the 11-year-old.
He said: “The accused said he would like to touch them everywhere and play with them both.”
Walker sent a photo of a penis “locked in underwear” to the decoy profile.
After more phone calls and texts, he set up a date on August 6, stating that he “couldn’t wait to see the kids”, and asking if it was okay for him to “fuck them” .
However, he did not introduce himself and then apologized, before confirming that he was still “ready to do it”.
Walker, who also sent the officers an extreme porn image, set up a date at Costa Coffee on August 29.
Mr Criddle said: “He discussed with the officers that he would wear children’s underwear as it would make it easier to deal with young children.
“He also said he would buy a present for the older girl, whose birthday he was told was around this time.”
Again, he did not attend the meeting and the police arrested him on September 2.
They seized his two cell phones, which revealed a collection of more than 1,000 indecent images.
It had 250 Category A images – the most serious category featuring child rape – 508 Category B and 301 Category C images, as well as 396 extreme porn files.
Category A images showed children as young as six, and Category B images included babies and toddlers.
Agents also discovered that Walker had distributed four Category B images and shared extreme porn on WhatsApp.
They recovered evidence of his twisted conversations, but Walker granted two “no comment” interviews to police.
He subsequently admitted two counts of encouraging or intentionally assisting the commission of sexual offenses, three counts of uploading indecent images of children, three counts of disseminating indecent images of children and one count of possession of extreme pornography.
Walker has a previous public disorder conviction in 2008.
Andrew Costello, defending, said his client had never backed down from what he had done and was aware of the “overwhelming gravity” of the offenses.
He said: “From his perspective he pleads guilty, he feels remorse for his actions, is deeply ashamed of his actions and, as a father himself, he has a certain degree – as the report shows. – insight into the potential ramifications of these kinds of questions. “
Mr Costello said Walker would have to overcome “a lot of hurdles” if he ever wanted to be involved in his family unit again.
However, he said some members of his “extended family” were still supporting him, including his sister, “who is very firm in supporting him for the future.”
Judge Gary Woodhall said Walker claimed he could not fully explain his actions, “suggesting ridiculously enough that it had to do with drug use.”
He said: “There is clearly in my judgment here a denial on your part about your sexual interest in children.
“As the author of the pre-sentence report put it, ‘Mr. Walker must face his offenses and admit his motives at the time, if only to himself.”
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The judge said the report referred to how Walker had always worked and lived with his partner and four children.
He said: “While there are expressions of remorse, it seems to me at this point that these expressions of remorse may well be due to the situation you find yourself in now, after being arrested and prosecuted.”
Justice Woodhall said the very young age of a “fictitious” victim, who would have been particularly vulnerable, was an aggravating feature of the case.
The judge also noted that Walker did not attend both meetings because he had jailed him for three and a half years.
He said Walker must sign the sex offender registry and comply with a Lifetime Sexual Injury Prevention Order.