Convicted pedophile advertising “streaming service” for images of sick child abuse being thrown out of Salford’s home

A pedophile who advertised a “streaming service” of 10 GBP a month for images of child abuse has been thrown out of his home in Salford

Haitch Macklin, 39, of Salford, was initially jailed for 20 months at Manchester Crown Court in April 2020.

But in June last year, he had his sentence increased to four years after the appellate court ruled that the original sentence was ‘unduly lenient’.

The ruling followed an appeal by the Crown Prosecution Service, backed by the National Crime Agency.

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NCA officials described the footage Macklin possessed as “some of the most horrific and disturbing content they have ever seen in many years.”

Macklin of New Devonshire Square, Higher Broughton, had pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images and two counts of displaying indecent images.

The court heard how he had advertised a ‘streaming service’ of child abuse images to other dissidents using a device tucked away in the attic of his home.

Following the conviction, the Salix Homes housing association, which owns the property in New Devonshire Square, sought a lawsuit to evict Macklin while serving his prison sentence, on the grounds that he had violated the terms of his lease by using the property for immoral and illegal purposes. He had also earned rent arrears.

Convicted pedophile, Haitch Macklin. His original sentence was more than doubled, and now he has lost his home.

During a court hearing at the Manchester Civil Justice Center, the judge issued a direct possession order to Salix Homes, allowing the landlord to take possession of the property back.

Sue Sutton, CEO of Salix Homes, said: “We welcome the court’s decision in this case to evict convicted pedophile Haitch Macklin, who committed the most heinous and heinous crime while living on this property.

“Salix Homes is committed to ensuring that our communities remain safe places to live, and we have no doubt that if Macklin had returned to the property after completing his prison sentence, it would have caused fear. concern and unrest in society.

“We hope this case sends out a very clear message that we will not hesitate to take legal action against those convicted of crimes in our communities or tenants who are found using our properties for immoral and illegal purposes. purpose.”

When police went to his home in Higher Broughton, they discovered that he had downloaded more than 2,000 indecent images of children

Macklin from New Devonshire Square, Salford, was then released during investigation.

He then started offering an online ‘streaming service’ to other pedophiles using a device he had in his loft.

An undercover US police officer discovered that Macklin had written online about offering a subscription service of £ 10 a month.

Another undercover officer based in New Zealand also noted Macklin’s positions and was told it would be ‘totally safe’.

Macklin later claimed to suffer from schizophrenia, saying he heard ‘voices’ in his head ‘told him he was a pedophile’.

At the first hearing, Macklin’s lawyer said the defendant has suffered from ‘long-lasting’ mental problems and said there is a ‘very different side of him’.

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But Hazel Stewart, operations manager at the NCA, said after the appellate court’s decision: “Macklin posed a very real and dangerous threat to children.

“A team of officers then viewed, assessed and rated the material Macklin was selling access to, which they said was some of the most horrific and disturbing content they have ever seen in many years investigating child sexual abuse.

“I am glad that his sentence has been increased, which should signal to other offenders that we, together with our partners, will not stop anything to track down and imprison the people who pose the greatest threat to children.


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