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Mathematics scholar jailed for distributing child sex abuse material in London

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Nur Nordin
Nur Nordin

This is the mathematics scholar who has been jailed for downloading and distributing extreme and disturbing images of child sex abuse material in London.

Nur Nordin (23) pleaded guilty to 17 charges of possessing, making and distributing pornographic images of children.

The young student, with an address at Queensborough Terrace, was handed down the prison sentence at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday.

Officers investigating the case said he was involved in “the making and sharing of some of the most extreme images” they have seen since working in the field.

Nordin moved to the UK from Malaysia in 2014 after being awarded a scholarship to study Mathematics at Imperial College in London.

By November of the same year, police were alerted to an internet account in the area which had been downloading thousands of child sexual abuse videos and images.

They obtained a search warrant for his address on 20 November last year.

On entering the property, they found Nordin with his laptop open next to a life-size mannequin of a young boy.

All electronic devices were seized and, upon examination, were found to hold more than 30,000 indecent images and videos of children being abused.

A significant number of images were classified as Category A, meaning they depicted the most extreme form of abuse involving penetrative sexual activity with children.

“The volume of images and the alarming content meant that a custodial sentence for Nordin was inevitable,” said Detective Constable Sara Keane.