Isle of Wight businessman jailed for online child abuse from Philippines

A businessman and former chamber of commerce president who paid to watch child abuse online has been jailed for 18 years.

Peter Tomlinson paid about 10,000 British pounds to watch live streams of abuse from the Philippines, prosecutors said.

The 63-year-old, from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, pleaded guilty to 20 offences, including a number of sexual crimes against children. He was placed on the sex offenders register for life.

The Crown Prosecution Service said Tomlinson, a former president of Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, made contact with women in the Philippines through the internet and paid them to see live sex shows involving young children, many under the age of 13.

Police previously said Tomlinson, who was sentenced at Isle of Wight Crown Court on March 5, would demand what he wanted to see.

Between May 2015 and April 2017, he made 127 payment transactions to different people in the Philippines.

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