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Woman jailed after handing over boy to convicted rapist who recorded himself raping the child

By Mason White 1:38 PM May 29, 2014
Claire Semmens and Aaron Hughes 

By: Devansh Dutt
A woman was jailed for many years after she placed a child in harm’s way by handing him over to a known rapist.

28-year-old Claire Semmens of the United Kingdom, was babysitting a young boy when she allowed her friend, who is a convicted rapist, to use her bedroom in Roath, Cardiff, to rape the child.

Semmens was sentenced to 16 years in prison after she allowed Aaron Hughes, 32, the be with the three-year-old boy.

Police said that he drugged the child and then raped him.

Hughes twice recorded himself raping the boy in Semmens’ bedroom. He later uploaded the video of the attack to his computer.

Police found the video after they searched Hughes’ computer. Hughes was subsequently sentenced to life in prison for the attack and for violating his probation by downloading porn at his home.

Semmens, who babysat a number of children in her home, admitted that she knew Hughes was convicted for sexually abusing a six-year-old boy.