Fareham based Ashley Corbin will appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on August 20, where he is expected to receive a prison sentence for child sex offences.
The thirty-five year old pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of making indecent images of children, paying another paedophile Abdul Elahi a fee of £295 to access multiple ‘box sets’ of blackmailed young people.
Elahi is classed as a ‘sadistic’ abuser after being arrested; the prisoner admitted 158 offences against seventy nine victims. But police suspect he targeted almost two thousand victims online through blackmail, before running digital ‘masterclasses’ to train paedophiles to avoid detection.
When Elahi sentenced in Birmingham earlier this year, the National Crime Agency (NCA) described this case as “some of the most sickening sexual offending” it had seen and that the scale was “industrial”.
Tom Cook of the NCA was quoted in June as saying “The investigation team have been horrified by Elahi’s sadistic depravity and stunned by the industrial scale of his worldwide offending,”