Campervan paedophile living on ‘edge of society’ after plea to be jailed ignored

A man has revealed how police were called to a cafe after alarmed customers caught him indecently filming teenage girls ordering at a counter.

Kevin Greenwood is now being supervised for his crimes, instead of being sent to prison – despite seeking to go to jail, report Teesside Live.

The lorry driver has now opened up about the time he was busted in the act, and police arrived at a Middlesbrough cafe.

However, by the time cops arrived to arrest him, he had deleted the photos he’d taken of the girls’ bottoms.

And when he sat in the police station, he openly confessed to other crimes – which included telling officers about the time he had filmed a young girl while she was getting dressed.

Shockingly, he then coughed up to using Russian websites while sleeping in his lorry cab, watching very young girls being sexually abused, telling questioning officers: “I know I’m disgusting, I know I have a problem and I want to go to prison.”

After admitting to this, Kevin was later charged and bailed by police and given a court date.

When Kevin returned to his terraced home in Brotton and told a neighbour about his impending court appearance, he began to fear for his life.

Angry and shocked people shouted abuse at him on his street, and threats to beat him up followed.

Kevin – too scared to go home – put his house up for sale. He took all his possessions to the tip, moved into a Travel Lodge with just a few clothes and waited to be sent to prison.

However, his first court hearing was adjourned. And, during his second he told the judge that he wanted to go to prison, but was told that he needed to find a barrister to represent him.

Opening up about how everything unfolded, Kevin said: “I just want to go to prison. I know I’ve messed up, I know what I’ve done is disgusting, that’s why everyone hates me. I told me boss I quit, that I’d done something wrong and I couldn’t work for him anymore.

“My family want nothing to do with me and I deserve it. When I took my furniture to the tip, the man asked what I was doing. I told him I was throwing all my things away, and people swarmed around to take my furniture and electricals.”

Kevin’s crimes include him filming a girl of primary school age with a hidden camera, then taking photos of her fully-clothed – while she slept.

He also downloaded and stored hundreds of horrific videos of children and babies being sexually abused on his phone.

Altogether, forensic investigators found 567 illegal images of pre-teenage girls and younger children on Kevin’s two phones.

After being unable to stay in the Travel Lodge, he bought a camper van and offered to be electronically tagged, so police could keep an eye on his location.

On June 22, Kevin was back at Teesside Crown Court, and told his barrister he wanted to go to prison – adding he felt he deserved to.

Prosecutor Jolyon Perks said that Kevin was guilty of “upskirting” his young victims. But Kevin is adamant that he took the photos from his table in the cafe and has never “upskirted”.

He said: “I’ve been totally honest with the police about everything I’ve done.”

Kevin walked out of court with a suspended jail sentence, but his family have disowned him.

And, like all sex offenders, his online activity is restricted and he cannot have any unsupervised contact with children.

Regarding of Kevin’s victims; one of the teenage girls he filmed in the cafe has said she feels traumatised and upset.

The family of the child Kevin secretly filmed and took photos of attended his court hearings and wanted to see him locked up for what he had done.

Kevin now lives on the edge of society.

When asked about what has caused him to find gratification in disgusting and illegal images, Kevin said: “That’s the million dollar question isn’t it? I don’t know. I can’t blame my childhood, it was alright. I don’t know why I’m like this. I’m disgusted with myself.”

By his own admission, he speaks to no-one – apart from the probation service and the police.

He says: “I don’t feel sorry for myself because I did this.

“But I don’t know what to do; where to go, I can’t stay around Middlesbrough, there are people wanting to do me in. I’ve lost everything but like I say, I don’t do self-pity, I know I deserve it.

“Perhaps prison would have been better.”