The former leader of the Tory group on Swansea Council has been jailed for 45 months for visiting online chatrooms broadcasting the live rape of children.
Rene Kinzett – who went by the online name “UKcloudybi Perv” – was also on the site when seven Category A films, featuring the the most extreme kind of sexual abuse, were streamed.
The 43-year-old former leader of the Conservative group on Swansea Council, was on the site when seven category A films, featuring the most extreme sexual abuse, were streamed.
Using the online name ‘UKcloudbi Perv’, the creep’s vile behaviour earned him 45 months in prison, Wales Online reports.
Kinzett was a serving councillor when he committed 14 online child abuse offences.
He was originally elected as a Lib Dem and but went on to switch to the Tories, eventually leading the group in the council chamber.
At one point he also stood as a Parliamentary candidate in the Swansea West seat.
Since his disgrace, he has been working as a pizza delivery driver in Brighton.
Kinzett, of Gower Road, Sketty, Swansea, plead guilty to six counts of making indecent images of children, five of distributing indecent images of children, and single counts of possessing indecent images of children, possessing prohibited images of children, and encouraging the commission of an offence between 2008 and 2017.
Snaresbrook Crown Court in London heart he was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in 2015 and was under investigation by that force when the National Crime Agency (NCA) and South Wales Police also launched a joint investigation into his activities in 2017.
The court heard that on September 1, 2017, Kinzett signed into a live-streaming chat room with his online identity “UKcloudybi Perv” while footage of children being raped was broadcast.
He was also present online when seven Category A videos were streamed, as well as one Category B and one Category C movie.
The court had previously heard that police found videos of children as young as three years old being sexually abused on the defendant’s laptop and he had sent pictures and videos to other paedophiles over Whatsapp and the messenger app Kik.
On Monday Kinzett was sentenced to 45 months in prison, and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order which sets controls on how he accesses the internet.
Speaking after the sentencing NCA senior investigating officer Graham Ellis said offenders were wrong to think their anonymous activities online could stay hidden from the authorities.
He said: “Offenders who take part on these online forums, or possess these depraved images, do so knowing that the children have been abused.
“They believe they can access images and videos online and stay anonymous.
They’re wrong. NCA and police officers are highly trained and experienced, there is no place to hide, we will catch you.”
South Wales Police detective inspector Clive Bevan said investigating sexual violence was a priority for the force.
He said: “We are committed to investigating all reports of sexual abuse, including online – regardless of when they occurred – in order to ensure that those who exploit the most vulnerable members of society are brought to justice.
“We have dedicated teams to help and support victims of sexual offences and we work closely with a number of agencies to whom we are able to signpost victims should they wish.
“South Wales Police urges anyone who has been the victim of sexual abuse to come forward, safe in the knowledge that they will be treated with respect and dignity by our specialist officers.
He added: “Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and we urge anyone with information that could help police to contact police.”
Children’s charity NSPCC Cymru/Wales called on the UK government to introduce tough regulation on social networks to help keep youngsters safe.
A spokesman said: “Kinzett utilised social media and the digital realm to view appalling acts of sexual abuse against children.
“The popularity of live-streaming presents serious child protection issues,
not least providing a platform for offenders to locate and share sickening footage of children being harmed.
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