A pervert who was jailed after showing a vile child porn video to a vulnerable teen boy has had his appeal quashed by top judges.
Dean Bingham, aged 29, was locked up for 16 months in April after sending the youngster a sick video of a man engaged in ‘sexual activity with a female child’.
London’s Court of Appeal heard Bingham, of Industry Street, Walkley, Sheffield, had contacted the boy over the internet and claimed the video he had sent him was ‘live’.
He also asked the 17-year-old to expose himself.
The court heard that the youth was ‘disgusted’ and Bingham’s gross actions came to light when the victim’s dad found messages from the pervert on his computer.
Bingham has since expressed ‘shame and remorse’, said appeal Judge Martyn Zeidman QC, who was sitting with Lady Justice Macur and Mr Justice Walker at the appeal court last Friday.
However, he said Bingham’s crime was ‘not a momentary lapse’ and there was a clear element of planning involved.
He had shown little mercy to his victim when he put off pleading guilty for so long, the judge observed.
That left the boy fearful that he would have to undergo the ordeal of giving evidence in court.
Judge Zeidman said: “The end result was a severe sentence, but it is impossible to say the result was manifestly excessive.”