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Double life of Christian rock pervert Hobson ... Belfast classroom assistant had sickening stash of images


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Jonathan Hobson arriving at court on the day he admitted his guilt.

Jonathan Hobson arriving at court on the day he admitted his guilt.

Jonny Hobson (32) from Dundonald.

Jonny Hobson (32) from Dundonald.

Jonny Hobson (32) from Dundonald

Jonny Hobson (32) from Dundonald

Jonathan Hobson arriving at court on the day he admitted his guilt.

A former Christian rock musician and special needs classroom assistant who secretly trawled the dark web for vile images of child sex abuse and rape, has narrowly escaped being sent to jail.

Jekyll and Hyde pervert Jonathan Mark Hobson toured Europe, the USA and Canada for three years with a Christian rock band, Downpatrick Crown Court heard last week.

But the east Belfast man also "masqueraded" as a 12-year-old girl on apps popular with kids and searched the web to locate, download and share sickening images.