Jail For West Yorkshire Cruise Worker Over Spanking Abuse

11 May 2012, 18:03 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

34 year old cruise ship worker Paul Trotter from Pontefract has been jailed after filming of himself spanking young boys he was supposed to be looking after.

The court heard he would then use the films for his ``sexual gratification'', watching them alone in his cabin on board luxury ships operated by Cunard.

Trotter previously admitted a string of sexual assaults on 13 boys, aged between seven and 13, and the taking, making and possession of indecent images of children. 

The offences were committed while Trotter worked on board the Queen Victoria, the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary 2 vessels. Trotter also had other indecent images of children he had got from the internet. 

He was also made subject to an extended period of four years on licence once he was released from prison. 

After the hearing, the family of two of Trotter's victims said they were extremely disappointed with the sentence and called for a review of sentencing guidelines. ``We do not believe this sentence is a strong enough deterrent to peadophiles.''