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Paedophile paramedic, 37, is struck off after he was with nearly 10,000 sick child rape images

A pedophile paramedic caught with more than 7,000 indecent images and videos of children, including abusing a 12-month-old baby, has been suspended.

Lee Lewitt, 37, also had “grossly offensive and disgusting” photos of a person engaging in sexual activity with an animal on his cell phone, memory stick, iPad, laptop and encrypted file-sharing account.

The paramedic, who had worked for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, told police he was “addicted” to adult porn and that he “came across the illegal images while visiting adult websites”.

Lewitt, who has now changed his name to ‘Jago Lee’ by deed, was arrested on June 1, 2020 by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.

The officer then seized a number of electronic devices and discovered that he had access to the images and videos between November 17, 2018 and May 29, 2020.

Police found 2,721 Category A images; 1,456 Category B images; 3,529 Category C images and ten extreme pornographic images.

Lewitt appeared before the Truro Crown Court on March 5, 2021, where he pleaded guilty to three charges for taking indecent photographs of children and once for possessing extreme pornographic images.

Lee Lewitt, who has changed his name to 'Jago Lee' by deed, was given a suspended sentence after being caught displaying thousands of indecent images of children on his electronic devices

Lee Lewitt, who has changed his name to ‘Jago Lee’ by deed, was given a suspended sentence after being caught displaying thousands of indecent images of children on his electronic devices

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years, sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work, subject to a sexual harm prevention order, and added to the sex offender registry for ten years.

The extreme pornographic images were described in court as “grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise obscene in character, and portrayed in an explicit and realistic manner a person performing intercourse or oral sex with an animal.”

His Reverend Judge Carr told Lewitt: “You have pleaded guilty to downloading a significant number of child abuse and extreme pornographic images and you will be convicted for doing so.

“I appreciate it as an intelligent man that you, I hope, have by now realized the enormity of what you have done. I’m going to remind you of that.

“Every day, tens of thousands of children around the world are raped and abused for the entertainment of people like you. It’s a business.

“The people who rape the children 12, 18 months or older are not doing it because they have a sexual interest in the child, they are doing it as a business and it is a business funded by you.

“Many people would conclude, and I would be one of them, that you bear a great responsibility for the systematic abuse of those children.”

Following the conviction, Lewitt was referred to the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service for a hearing on Monday.

Lewitt (circled) was in possession of photos of children as young as a 12-month-old baby, a panel of the Health and Care Court heard Monday

Lewitt (circled) was in possession of photos of children as young as a 12-month-old baby, a panel of the tribunal of the health and care professions heard on Monday

Lewitt (circled) was in possession of photos of children as young as a 12-month-old baby, a panel of the Health and Care Court heard Monday

In police interrogations on June 1, 2020 and November 19, 2020, the paramedic had stated that he was “addicted to adult porn and encountered the illegal images while accessing adult porn.”

The hearing was also told that Lewitt “denied having hoarded the illegal footage” and said he had undergone counseling.

But the panel concluded that in the case only a cease and desist order would suffice.

They said: ‘The case involved a criminal conviction of sexual conduct in that it involved making or making indecent images of children.

“The volume and nature of the illegal images were of a high degree of seriousness. The limited information of insight showed a lack of real understanding of the Registrant’s past actions or their actual impact on the victims, its profession and the wider public.

“The panel concluded that a cease and desist order alone would be sufficient to protect the public, public confidence in the profession and the regulatory process, and to declare and enforce appropriate standards of conduct in the allied health profession.”

He has since been removed from the medical register.

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