Nigerian doctor found with video of man having sex with snake that had been shared on WhatsApp spared prison

  • A doctor who possessed extreme pornography including a video of a man having sex with a snake has been let off with a suspended sentence .
  • Dr Cyprian Okoro, 55, was caught with the sick clips on his Samsung Galaxy mobile phone.

One featured a two-year-old boy in a nappy while others contained graphic footage of women engaged in sex acts with dogs and a horse.

In one bizarre video, a man could be seen having sex with a large snake positioned in between a naked woman’s legs, the Old Bailey heard.

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Okoro told jurors he was sent the films by friends and acquaintances via WhatsApp .

Earlier this month he was found guilty of one count of possessing an indecent image of a child and three counts of possessing extreme pornographic images on 28 August 2013.

Judge Richard Hone QC today sentenced him to six months in prison, suspended for 12 months.

“You have betrayed the high standards of conduct required by your profession,” judge Hone said.

Okoro was previously handed a suspended sentence at Norwich Crown Court in September 2014 in relation to the same offences, but the conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal.

The judge, who earlier branded the sentence “quite lenient”, today told him: “You were fortunate not to receive an immediate custodial term.

“You are correctly assessed as a low risk of re-offending.

Okoro’s barrister, Stephen Akinsanya, said: “He has effectively, through his recklessness and stupidity, risked his whole career.

“Everything he has worked for, potentially, he has lost.

It is unlikely he will be able to continue his work as a GP in this country.”

His phone was found to contain six illegal videos when it was seized by police on 28 August 2013.

The prosecutor said three of the videos had been moved into a special password protected “vault” and told jurors he must have known they were there.

“He has received videos via WhatsApp that have been downloaded onto his phone and three of these images have been specifically moved into a further password-protected vault,” she said.

“They are clearly images, videos, which are in his possession.”

Okoro did not dispute the material found on his phone was extreme pornography but said he did not know it was there.

His barrister said: “This defendant is not a paedophile. He has no interest in children.

“The one image that was sent to him was regrettable and abhorrent and he recognises that.”

He said Okoro poses no risk to youngsters.

The doctor of Tulse Hill, London denied one count of possessing an indecent image of a child and five counts of possessing extreme pornographic images on 28 August 2013.

He was convicted of one count of possessing an indecent image of a child and three counts of possessing extreme pornographic images. He was acquitted of the two remaining charges.

 

Source – UKMirror

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