Doctor to be sentenced for extreme porn stash including video of man with snake

Doctor to be sentenced for extreme porn stash including video of man with snake

A doctor will be sentenced for the second time later for having a stash of "extreme" pornography, including a video of a man having sex with a snake.

GP Cyprian Okoro, 55, stored the images on his Samsung mobile phone having received them via mobile messaging app WhatsApp.

They included five videos of a "grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise obscene character" featuring women having sex with dogs, a man having sex with a snake and a woman having sex with a horse, the court heard.

Okoro also had an indecent video of a two-year-old boy, which was among images moved from his photo gallery into a password-protected "vault" app on his phone.

The defendant, of Cameron Place, Streatham, south-west London, denied five charges of possessing extreme pornography and one of possessing an indecent image of a child.

Earlier this month, a jury at the Old Bailey found him guilty of all but two charges of possessing extreme pornography relating to bestiality with dogs.

Following the verdict, the jury was told that it was the second time Okoro had been convicted in what the judge described as a "quite unusual case".

The Court of Appeal had ordered a retrial after he was sentenced to nine months' jail suspended for 18 months at Norwich Crown Court in 2014.

Doctor to be sentenced for extreme porn stash including video of man with snake

Okoro had come to the attention of police after a woman made an allegation of sexual assault against him, but no further action was taken over the claim, jurors were also told.

Judge Richard Hone QC told the court that the earlier sentence was "frankly lenient" in his view, as he granted Okoro bail ahead of his sentencing.

He said: "The evidence shows there is a prodigious amount of pornographic material, some of it illegal, the majority of it not.

"He is very lucky not to be immediately imprisoned and this was quite a bad case.

"It would be unfair to put him immediately in prison when the first trial gave him a suspended sentence - even if it was frankly pretty lenient."

Okoro qualified as a doctor in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1986, and received an interim suspension by the General Medical Council in September 2013.

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