Fareham paedophile who bought horrific sexual abuse footage of blackmailed girls from notorious global predator avoids jail

A PAEDOPHILE who bought horrific sexual abuse footage of blackmailed girls off a notorious global online sexual predator dodged a jail term.

Thursday, 26th August 2021, 3:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th August 2021, 3:56 pm

Fareham pervert Ashley Corbin, 35, paid Abdul Elahi £295 in Amazon vouchers and £40 via PayPal for sexual footage of girls Elahi had blackmailed.

Elahi, 36, of Sparkhill, Birmingham, is due to be sentenced next month after admitting 158 charges.

The National Crime Agency described him as ‘one of the worst online sexual predators’ they had ever investigated after he targeted nearly 2,000 people globally to commit sickening sexual abuse of themselves and others.

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Ashley Corbin, also known as Kevin Smith, avoided jail after buying horrific abuse footage from global predator Abdul Elahi who blackmailed girls

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He blackmailed worldwide victims into sending him humiliating and degrading videos and pictures of themselves, children and siblings which he sold online.

Now Corbin, who has recently changed his name by deed poll to Kevin Smith, was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court to 16 months in jail suspended for two years.

He was also given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order after admitting three counts of making indecent images of children.

On June 28, 2019, NCA officers working on the Elahi investigation arrested maintenance manager Corbin at his home in West Downs Close.

Officers discovered Corbin had bought abuse material from Elahi on four occasions with Amazon vouchers:.

These included on March 5, 2018, with a £25 giftcard; on May 7 in the same year with a £50 giftcard; a £40 giftcard on the same day; and a £180 giftcard on May 10, also in 2018.

NCA investigators also discovered Corbin had paid Elahi £40 via PayPal on March 4 in 2018 for abuse content transferred to his online Dropbox account.

The Dropbox account contained 326 sexual abuse videos and images of girls aged between 12 and 16. There were 43 Category A images (the most severe), 26 Category B and 257 Category C.

Many of the children had been forced to state their name and age on camera.

NCA officers seized Corbin’s computers and discovered he also had an Asus tower containing 130 images and videos, and 4,534 images and videos on cloud accounts.

In total Corbin had 329 Category A images, 604 Category B and 4,990 Category C.

Forensic study of Corbin’s cloud accounts showed that on the day he was released from custody after being arrested, 494 files were deleted from one account and 182 deleted from another.

Andy Peach, NCA senior investigating officer, said: ‘This was one of a series of investigations into paedophiles who bought Abul Elahi’s horrific content and encouraged him to keep offending.

‘Anyone who buys or accesses material like this is fundamentally responsible for more and more children being sexually abused and the lives that are wrecked because of it.

‘For the NCA there is no greater priority than protecting children. We will never stop hunting men like Corbin and Elahi.’

Anybody who thinks they have been a victim of Elahi or have information about his offending can contact the NCA at [email protected]

Child protection charity The Lucy Faithfull Foundation runs the Stop It Now! helpline which offers confidential advice to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s behaviour towards children.

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