Paedophile poses as young girl to talk to older men and trade images

Nathan Long.

Nathan Long.

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A SOUTHAMPTON man posed as a young teenage girl to talk to fellow paedophiles on Internet chat room sites, the city crown court heard.

Nathan Long was arrested after police had received a tip-off from computer giants Microsoft who provided details of an email account being used to download pornographic pictures of children.

They traced the information to a house in Southampton where Long immediately confessed he had been responsible. His computer and iPhone were then seized for analysis.

Long told investigators he had been using the site for up to two years after someone had sent him an image. He said he knew it was wrong but he continued.

He then went on to describe how he had posed as a 13-year-old girl to talk to older men, and had traded images.

Prosecutor Rachel Robert-son told the city crown court: “He had also discussed at various times the kidnap, rape and murder of children and encouraged others to act in that way.” He also claimed he had been abusing children but insisted it was all fantasy.

Long, 24, of Westwood Road, admitted 35 charges incorporating the possession and distribution of more than 850 still and moving images Recorder Nicholas Haggan QC jailed Long for two years. After his release he must attend a probation service run Internet sex offenders programme.

Long also received a sexual offenders prevention order to run indefinitely, was banned from working with children and placed on the sex offenders register.

In mitigation, Mark Florida-James described Long as a depressed and lonely man. “He is terrified of going to prison,” said Mr Florida-James. Long was of previous good character.

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10:41am Tue 5 Aug 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Spotty faced paedo URGGH
Spotty faced paedo URGGH rudolph_hucker
  • Score: 13

11:01am Tue 5 Aug 14

Funkydory82 says...

Hang him
Hang him Funkydory82
  • Score: 18

11:57am Tue 5 Aug 14

Outside of the Box says...

Mr Florida-James. Long was of previous good character. Meaning the nonce hadn't been up to now.

2 years for downloading, this Government really need to look at sentencing policy for creatures like this.
Mr Florida-James. Long was of previous good character. Meaning the nonce hadn't been up to now. 2 years for downloading, this Government really need to look at sentencing policy for creatures like this. Outside of the Box
  • Score: 16

12:16pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Woolston ollie says...

I will gladly inject him so he goes to sleep and never wakes up, c,mon all the do gooders say it wasnt his fault.
I will gladly inject him so he goes to sleep and never wakes up, c,mon all the do gooders say it wasnt his fault. Woolston ollie
  • Score: 20

12:43pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Kirsty666 says...

We need Americas sentencing laws over here for these types of cases and worse teach everyone a lesson rather than a slap on the wrist which is what they get.
We need Americas sentencing laws over here for these types of cases and worse teach everyone a lesson rather than a slap on the wrist which is what they get. Kirsty666
  • Score: 13

2:03pm Tue 5 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

A pointless existence that will just cost society. Gas chamber
A pointless existence that will just cost society. Gas chamber elvisimo
  • Score: 9

3:14pm Tue 5 Aug 14

telgar says...

Lock him up and throw away the key. The world will be a better place without him!
Lock him up and throw away the key. The world will be a better place without him! telgar
  • Score: 7

4:25pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Scallysaint says...

DEATH PENALTY.........END OF
DEATH PENALTY.........END OF Scallysaint
  • Score: 4

5:58pm Tue 5 Aug 14

4abettersouthampton says...

**** ! he was in my class at springhill school, for the whole of primary.
his mum was very ill, in hospital the whole time, all of his life, she died, when he was 15 I think. I dont know what was wrong with her.
**** ! he was in my class at springhill school, for the whole of primary. his mum was very ill, in hospital the whole time, all of his life, she died, when he was 15 I think. I dont know what was wrong with her. 4abettersouthampton
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Tue 5 Aug 14

4abettersouthampton says...

4abettersouthampton wrote:
**** ! he was in my class at springhill school, for the whole of primary.
his mum was very ill, in hospital the whole time, all of his life, she died, when he was 15 I think. I dont know what was wrong with her.
I would like to make it very clear, i in no way condone his behaviour, it is abhorrent and repugnant, we were only acquaintances at primary.

I hope everyone in those images/films is safe and they get the help they need.

#shocked
[quote][p][bold]4abettersouthampton[/bold] wrote: **** ! he was in my class at springhill school, for the whole of primary. his mum was very ill, in hospital the whole time, all of his life, she died, when he was 15 I think. I dont know what was wrong with her.[/p][/quote]I would like to make it very clear, i in no way condone his behaviour, it is abhorrent and repugnant, we were only acquaintances at primary. I hope everyone in those images/films is safe and they get the help they need. #shocked 4abettersouthampton
  • Score: 4

6:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

H0ckeyd says...

4abettersouthampton wrote:
**** ! he was in my class at springhill school, for the whole of primary.
his mum was very ill, in hospital the whole time, all of his life, she died, when he was 15 I think. I dont know what was wrong with her.
That really has no baring on this case. People get depressed and lonely for a whole bunch of reasons but they don't go about downloading/distribu
ting child **** do they?
[quote][p][bold]4abettersouthampton[/bold] wrote: **** ! he was in my class at springhill school, for the whole of primary. his mum was very ill, in hospital the whole time, all of his life, she died, when he was 15 I think. I dont know what was wrong with her.[/p][/quote]That really has no baring on this case. People get depressed and lonely for a whole bunch of reasons but they don't go about downloading/distribu ting child **** do they? H0ckeyd
  • Score: 3

7:00pm Tue 5 Aug 14

sarfhamton says...

2 years and community treatment is not enough. These people should only be released if they are not dangerous to the public. If that means a whole life tariff then so be it. It's not the downloading thats the main worry, it's the enticement of others to commit offences.
2 years and community treatment is not enough. These people should only be released if they are not dangerous to the public. If that means a whole life tariff then so be it. It's not the downloading thats the main worry, it's the enticement of others to commit offences. sarfhamton
  • Score: 6

9:47pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Reality-man says...

And that gang that stole pressure washers from DIY stores got longer sentences. Who would you rather have walking the streets?
And that gang that stole pressure washers from DIY stores got longer sentences. Who would you rather have walking the streets? Reality-man
  • Score: 7

9:54pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Block 42 says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
We need Americas sentencing laws over here for these types of cases and worse teach everyone a lesson rather than a slap on the wrist which is what they get.
Yeah thats because the u.s have much better sentancing than england..english judges are do gooders who give such weak sentances...we should have texas laws.
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: We need Americas sentencing laws over here for these types of cases and worse teach everyone a lesson rather than a slap on the wrist which is what they get.[/p][/quote]Yeah thats because the u.s have much better sentancing than england..english judges are do gooders who give such weak sentances...we should have texas laws. Block 42
  • Score: 2

12:09am Wed 6 Aug 14

Mary80 says...

Are they actually taking the urine or what? "Sad lonely and depressed, terrified of prison"...we all get lonely and depressed we dont download kiddy p0rn its high time the excuses STOPPED. As the saying goes "Don't do the crime if you cant do the time". I am sick and tired of these scumbags doing these things and laying out excuse after excuse, no mate you are a PAEDO just admit it, go to jail but stop bleating "wah im scared of prison" the kids being abused in the images you were banging one out to were scared and terrified. We feel more sorry for them than you
Are they actually taking the urine or what? "Sad lonely and depressed, terrified of prison"...we all get lonely and depressed we dont download kiddy p0rn its high time the excuses STOPPED. As the saying goes "Don't do the crime if you cant do the time". I am sick and tired of these scumbags doing these things and laying out excuse after excuse, no mate you are a PAEDO just admit it, go to jail but stop bleating "wah im scared of prison" the kids being abused in the images you were banging one out to were scared and terrified. We feel more sorry for them than you Mary80
  • Score: 6

10:43am Wed 6 Aug 14

excusemoi says...

Cut off his privates and let him bleed to death. I can't believe he only got 2 years. He'll be out in 1 yr. Rehab won't help this paedo, there are all sick in the head. Kill the lot of them.
Cut off his privates and let him bleed to death. I can't believe he only got 2 years. He'll be out in 1 yr. Rehab won't help this paedo, there are all sick in the head. Kill the lot of them. excusemoi
  • Score: -2

11:44am Wed 6 Aug 14

camerajuan says...

Lop his tadger off, string him up legs akimbo in Sandhurst for a week and close all doors to where he and 50+ violent offenders are. Let's see how much remorse he feels after that! Sick rat.
Lop his tadger off, string him up legs akimbo in Sandhurst for a week and close all doors to where he and 50+ violent offenders are. Let's see how much remorse he feels after that! Sick rat. camerajuan
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Shoong says...

camerajuan wrote:
Lop his tadger off, string him up legs akimbo in Sandhurst for a week and close all doors to where he and 50+ violent offenders are. Let's see how much remorse he feels after that! Sick rat.
Yeh, you must have missed the bit where we became mostly a civilized society. The sentence is of course, far too lenient.

Why is it that people think that physically castrating these people is the answer? If anything it makes them more desperate to get their kicks ergo they become even more dangerous.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Lop his tadger off, string him up legs akimbo in Sandhurst for a week and close all doors to where he and 50+ violent offenders are. Let's see how much remorse he feels after that! Sick rat.[/p][/quote]Yeh, you must have missed the bit where we became mostly a civilized society. The sentence is of course, far too lenient. Why is it that people think that physically castrating these people is the answer? If anything it makes them more desperate to get their kicks ergo they become even more dangerous. Shoong
  • Score: -1

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