Peter Tomlinson, 63, admitted 20 charges, including ten of paying for the sexual services of a girl under 13 – by arranging, directing and paying for the live-streamed sexual abuse of children in the Philippines.
Tomlinson paid £5,511 via 127 transactions to accounts in the Philippines between May 2015 and April 2017 live-streamed child sexual abuse and adult content.
The NCA uncovered that over a three-year period (2016-2019), he repeatedly paid facilitators for the live-streamed abuse of at least eleven young girls.
The youngest was just five when the abuse began. In January 2018, Tomlinson paid £22 to view a live sex show he had requested involving the child.
In a further exchange in January 2019, he said he would pay a Filipino woman £7.66 if she performed a sex act on a ten-year-old girl.
Investigators unearthed proof of thousands of messages between Tomlinson and the female facilitator.
They exchanged 4,166 lines of chat on Skype – 358 indicated to be video calls and 3,809 text messages.
During those calls Tomlinson repeatedly asked for “harder” abuse footage.
In June 2018 he paid the woman £12.99 and then complained saying for that price: “I will expect a show with two girls for 30 minutes.”
During an interview with NCA officers, he admitted arranging, directing and paying for live-streamed CSA and possessing indecent images of children.
His electronic devices contained 47 category A images (the most severe), 148 category B, 353 category C and 46 extreme images.
Tomlinson pleaded guilty to the initial 12 counts put to him – which included paying for the abuse of two young girls and making indecent images of children, – at Newport Magistrates Court on 18 December 2020.
NCA investigators charged him with the additional eight counts in February this year after proving he was responsible for the abuse of a further nine children in the Philippines.