Jazmin Cullen’s honeymoon turned from a dream to a nightmare when she found out the man she had just married was a convicted paedophile.
When Jazmin met Jason Cullen in a pub, she thought he was The One and the pair married within months.
But she was horrified when her grandmother found child abuse images on a laptop that Cullen had borrowed.
After reporting him to the police, Jazmin found out that 31-year-old Cullen, a former ambulance call operator, had lied to her about his identity and criminal past.
Before Jazmin knew the truth [SWNS]
Two years earlier he had been jailed for possessing 8,000 child abuse images and exchanging them with other paedophiles.
He served half of a two year prison sentence and met Jazmin shortly after being released.
After being reported, police searched the house the couple were staying in and Cullen was charged; he pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images at Sutton Magistrates’ Court in April 2011.
But after hearing he had already spent 14 weeks in custody since his arrest, he was given an 18-month community order and fined £85.
The court heard he had allegedly been abused aged 16, but no one was ever arrested, charged or prosecuted.
The couple on holiday [SWNS]
Horrified Jazmin, from Carshalton, Surrey, said: “He seemed like such a normal and charming man and still to this day I find it very hard to believe it is the same person.
"I wanted to believe it was all a mistake. At no point did I ever support his actions, but I wanted to believe that it was not true.
"Seeing him convicted was a mix of relief, complete devastation and disbelief.
Big day: Jazmin and Jason tie the knot. (SWNS)
"Divorcing him will be the final step in moving on but so far he has denied me that."
But the nightmare isn’t over for Jazmin, as she finds herself unable to divorce Cullen because he is refusing to cooperate, dragging out the legal end to their marriage.
According to Jazmin, Cullen has continued to change his name and whereabouts, making divorcing him impossible. She is now looking into getting a decree nisi divorce, on the grounds they have lived apart for long enough.
"At one point I wasn’t sure if there was any hope out there, but now I’m doing really well now in my life,” she said.