September 23, 2021

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Online child sex offender was customer of notorious paedophile and blackmailer

A man has been given a suspended sentence after buying horrific sexual abuse footage of girls blackmailed by one of the worst online sexual predators the National Crime Agency has ever investigated.

Ashley Corbin, 35, paid Abdul Elahi, 26, £295 in Amazon vouchers and £40 via PayPal for sexual footage of girls Elahi had blackmailed. Ashley Corbin

Elahi, of Sparkhill, Birmingham, is due to be sentenced next month after admitting 158 charges.

He targeted nearly 2,000 people globally to commit sickening sexual abuse of themselves and others. He blackmailed worldwide victims into sending him humiliating and degrading videos and pictures of themselves, children and siblings which he sold online.

Today, Corbin, who has recently changed his name by deed poll to Kevin Smith, was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court to 16 months in jail suspended for two years.

He was also given a 10 year sexual harm prevention order after admitting three counts of making indecent images of children.

On 28 June 2019, NCA officers linked to the Elahi investigation arrested Corbin – a maintenance manager – at his home in West Downs Close, Fareham, Hampshire.

Officers discovered that Corbin had bought abuse material from Elahi on four occasions with Amazon vouchers: on 5 March 2018 with a £25 gi