OAP fisherman jailed for ‘sick’ animal videos

Michael Baxter
Michael Baxter

A pensioner has been jailed after police sezied a stash of vile videos showing transsexuals having sex with animals.

Filthy fisherman Michael Baxter became fascinated by bestiality at sea when sailors shared depraved films with him..

But the 82-year-old’s shameful secret was exposed when a package of illegal images was posted to the wrong house.

A Scarborough police raid unearthed a “huge amount” of CDs and DVDs showing unprintable acts involving horses and dogs, said prosecutor Nick Adlington at York Crown Court on July 9.

The ex-RNLI volunteer said that he’d received most of the “disgusting” material from a friend going into hospital, and planned on dumping it.

Police also found a trove of ammunition and an illegal bolt-action rifle - which Baxter claimed he found while relieving himself on a lay-by.

Shamed Baxter, who spent 40 years at sea, appeared in court for sentencing, having admitted possessing extreme pornographic images in May.

On Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to the gun charges and to another count of possessing an extreme pornographic image which did not involve likely harm to the participants.

Jon Gregg, mitigating, told the court that the father-of-three had previously led a blameless life before the lid was lifted on his taboo fetishes, and that he would struggle in jail due to ill health.

But Judge Stephen Ashurst said he didn’t believe Baxter’s claim he found the gun, and that the images were of a “particularly disgusting nature”.

He was jailed for a total of three years, adding: “This is not a case where your health is so poor that it would be cruel to send you into custody.

And he added: “I think it would be wrong to regard you simply as a harmless or eccentric man.”

He handed Baker three years for possessing the firearm, 15 months for possessing the pornographic images with aggravating features, two years for possessing the sound moderator and ammunition, and nine months for the lurid images without aggravating features.

All sentences will run concurrently.