Nigel Robinson-Wright, the 42-year-old perverted Blackpool undertaker who described dead bodies as ‘fit’ and invited another man to the mortuary to have sex with a corpse, has been jailed for 17 years. Preston Crown Court heard how he posed for photos next to open coffins and naked corpses and offered to supply a man with crystal meth to facilitate sexual activity in the chapel of rest.
Prosecutor, Kim Whittlestone, told the court that Robinson-Wright chatted to paedophiles, animal abusers and those with an interest in dead bodies in secret encrypted chatrooms. He actively encouraged a man who was sexually abusing a puppy and arranged to meet a paedophile who was offering up a toddler to be raped. But, following the arrest of the paedophile in London in September 2021, police uncovered Robinson-Wright’s sinister sexual world.
Online chats between the two men led them to the funeral director, and on 1st November 2021, officers visited Robinson-Wright at his Blackpool home. The court was told that a number of digital devices were seized and some were examined at the scene. Prosecutor Kim Whittlestone told the court, ‘He was in possession of indecent images and there was evidence of him distributing images. Extreme pornography was discovered, involving torture and sexual abuse of children and animals. 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 shared sexual fantasies about the clients at the Preston funeral home where Robinson-Wright worked. ‘There was a strong theme of necrophilia where it was openly discussed between the parties’, Ms Whittlestone said. 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.
Robinson-Wright was also in contact with a paedophile, arranging to meet him to sexually abuse a child. However, the police intercepted the chat before the evil plan came to fruition, the court heard.
Robinson-Wright gave no comment when he was interviewed by police but subsequently 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
- encouraging a man to sexually abuse a dog
- attempting to supply a class A drug
Defending Robinson-Wright, Tom Lord, asked for 16 other offences to be taken into consideration and said his client’s guilty plea was his best mitigation, adding, ‘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.’
He sentenced Robinson-Wright to 17 years’ custody with an eight-year extended licence period.