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Mathematics scholar made 'some of the most extreme child pornography images ever seen'

When police searched his home, they found him with his laptop open beside a life-size mannequin of a young boy.

A MATHEMATICS SCHOLAR has been jailed for downloading and distributing extreme and disturbing images of child sex abuse material in London.

Nur Nordin, a 23-year-old with an address at Queensborough Terrace, was handed down the prison sentence at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday.

The young student pleaded guilty to 17 charges of possessing, making and distributing pornographic images of children in London.

Officers investigating the case said he was involved in “the making and sharing of some of the most extreme images” they have seen since working in the field.

Nordin moved to the UK from Malaysia in 2014 after being awarded a scholarship to study Mathematics at Imperial College in London.

By November of the same year, police were alerted to an internet account in the area which had been downloading thousands of child sexual abuse videos and images.

They obtained a search warrant for his address on 20 November last year.

On entering the property, they found Nordin with his laptop open next to a life-size mannequin of a young boy.

All electronic devices were seized and, upon examination, were found to hold more than 30,000 indecent images and videos of children being abused.

A significant number of images were classified as Category A, meaning they depicted the most extreme form of abuse involving penetrative sexual activity with children.

“The volume of images and the alarming content meant that a custodial sentence for Nordin was inevitable,” said Detective Constable Sara Keane.

The charges he was convicted of include five counts of making indecent photographs of a child, one count of possessing indecent videos (124 were Category A), four counts of possession with intent to distribute indecent images of children, two counts of making indecent images of a child and one count of possession of indecent images and videos of children (477 in Category A).

Nordin will serve his five-year sentence and then be immediately deported to Malaysia.

“This appalling case demonstrates the danger some adults pose to young and vulnerable children,” DC Keane said after sentencing. “Those who download this material, and then distribute to others, are fuelling the demand and creating yet more defenceless victims.”

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