HERE are some notable cases to be heard at Worcester's courts this week.

St Peter's man had library of child abuse pictures

A repeat child sex offender had more than 2,000 indecent images, including videos of babies.

Cliff Butler, of Primrose Crescent, St Peter’s, Worcester had more than 800 indecent images of children in category A alone, which shows the worst kind of sexual abuse including rape, and over 2,000 images in total.

The 46-year-old admitted three charges of making indecent images when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester.

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Man charged with attempted sexual communication with 'decoy' children

A 53-year-old man has appeared in court charged with attempting to engage in sexual communication with two children in Worcester.

Steven Brocklehurst, 53, of Alderley Road, Bromsgrove appeared before magistrates in Worcester on Thursday accused of attempting to send intimate photos of himself to two people he believed to be children aged 13.

He did not indicate pleas to two charges of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child in Worcester. One offence is alleged to have taken place between December 18, 2018 and June 30, 2019 and the second between December 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019.

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Worcester child abuser who had 'spy camera' jailed for 17 years

A paedophile has been jailed for raping and sexually abusing a child and for voyeurism after taking more than 10,000 photos of her using a spy camera hidden in an air freshener.

Jaroslaw Suwalski who had been living in Worcester showed no emotion as he was jailed at Worcester Crown Court today following the abuse of the girl which began when she was just seven years old.

In a victim personal statement she described how the abuse left her feeling 'numb'. She said: "I felt felt lifeless. I lost myself so much I didn't even recognise myself."

The 43-year-old defendant, who had been living in Shrub Hill, Worcester, was convicted unanimously by a jury following a trial held in Coventry after a jury saw through what the judge called called the defendant's 'trickery'.

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Escape from Worcester court now impossible after city rapist's run for it

A convicted rapist who bolted from court would now find escape impossible after secure docks were created in all the city's criminal courtrooms.

Bradley Tout vaulted out of an insecure dock in court three at Worcester Crown Court and went on the run for several days after he was convicted of a city rape.

However, work carried out over the weekend installing secure docks at Worcester Crown Court will eradicate the risk of other criminals making similar bids for freedom says the city's most senior judge.

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