An undertaker who invited a man to a mortuary to have sex with a corpse and posed for photos next to “fit” dead bodies has been jailed. Depraved Nigel Robinson-Wright, 42, offered to supply a man with crystal meth to facilitate sexual activity in the chapel of rest, a court heard.
The 42-year-old encouraged a man as he sexually abused a puppy and arranged to meet a paedophile who was offering up a toddler to be raped. He also chatted to paedophiles, animal abusers and those with an interest in dead bodies using encrypted, military grade chatrooms.
Robinson-Wright’s sinister sexual world unravelled following the arrest of a paedophile in London in September 2021. Online chats between the two men led police to the Blackpool funeral director, Lancs Live reports.
Kim Whittlestone, prosecuting at Preston Crown Court said a number of digital devices were seized. The undertaker was “in possession of indecent image”, with evidence of him distributing images. Extreme pornography was also discovered, involving torture and sexual abuse of children and animals.
She added: “The defendant had been in contact with others via social media and had been organising the commission of sexual offences against children, dogs and dead bodies.”
One man, who seemed to be familiar to Robinson-Wright, shared sexual fantasies about the clients at the Preston funeral home where Robinson-Wright worked. Ms Whittlestone said: “There was a strong theme of necrophilia where it was openly discussed between the parties”.
The men discussed sexual activity in the funeral home, saying it was ‘horny when we f***ed by the lectern’. Robinson-Wright talked about being high on poppers and crystal meth, and offered to supply drugs to the man.
In a separate chat he was in contact with a paedophile, arranging to meet him to sexually abuse a child. However the police intercepted the chat before the plan came to fruition, the court heard. In other conversations he discussed his fascination with Fred West and Jamie Bulger.
Robinson-Wright gave no comment when he was interviewed by police but later pleaded guilty to arranging the commission of a child sexual offence, three counts of making indecent images, eight counts of distributing indecent images, possession of a prohibited image of a child, possession of extreme pornography, two counts of intentionally encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence by inviting an unknown man to the mortuary and encouraging a man to sexually abuse a dog, and attempting to supply a class A drug.
Tom Lord, defending, asked for 16 other offences to be taken into consideration and said his client’s guilty plea was his best mitigation. He said: “The defendant’s plea is a concession of what can only be described as licentious deviancy and a grotesque breach of trust.”
Judge Graham Knowles QC, sentencing, said: “These taken together are abhorrent offences. Nigel William Robinson-Wright, you cast off your own humanity and you made a choice to relentlessly pursue cruelty, degradation and depravity. You gloried in it. Your targets were all powerless – babies, infants, children, the dead and animals.
“Some of what you did was to look at images. Some of what you did was to gloat over those images with other like-minded perverts. Rather than cherish, protect and respect children, the dead, animals and others, as others do, time and time again you revelled in iniquity.”
When Robinson-Wright spoke to a probation officer he described himself as an animal lover who looked after rescue cats and ferrets and said those who mistreated animals were ‘vile’. He claimed much of what was discussed was ‘fantasy’ – but the judge rejected his claims.
He sentenced Robinson-Wright to 17 years custody with an eight year extended licence period.
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