Sheffield car salesman jailed for child rape video

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A Sheffield car salesman caught with a film of the brutal rape of a child on his computer has been jailed for six months.

The vile movie was found on 44-year-old Paul Kitcheman’s laptop along with indecent images of children, a court heard.

Kitcheman, of Bullen Road, Foxhill, admitted six counts of downloading indecent images of children from the internet during a hearing at Derby Crown Court.

Jailing him, Judge Jonathan Gosling, said: “There was a movie of the violent rape by an adult male of a young child.

“The damage caused by the activities of you and other people on children is incalculable and not just at the time the photographs or images are made.

“People like you are the market and the reason why those images are created.”

Sarah Allen, prosecuting, told the court police analysts found the images on Kitcheman’s computer after visiting his then home near Chesterfield in January.

Dale Harris, for Kitcheman, said: “He has had difficulties in his marriage over the last 10 years and he and his wife have been living almost separate lives.

“There is a stigma he has brought to his family and friends.

“There is a deep sense of shame and embarrassment that goes with that.”

Judge Gosling told ordered Kitcheman to sign the sex offenders’ register for seven years.

He said the images would be with the victims for the rest of their lives.

The judge said: “Those images are distributed and never deleted. They are always there for people like you to watch.”