CONVICTED HAMPSHIRE PAEDOPHILE FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUALLY ABUSING TWO BOYS WITH HIS PARTNER. A CONVICTED online child sex offender and his partner have been found guilty of sexually abusing two boys and an unknown male.
December 11, 2019
Richard Townsend, 57, was given a two-year jail sentence suspended for two years after admitting encouraging the distribution of indecent images and making indecent images of children in March 2018.
A National Crime Agency investigation proved Townsend used a child sex offenders’ online conferencing room and had 158 indecent images of children (IIOC), 38 at the worst category, on his electronic devices.
NCA officers launched a parallel investigation after uncovering a home-made video believed to be shot by Townsend, an accountant, of his partner Mark Metcalfe, 56, sexually abusing