Father takes 5,500 photos of himself raping his 6-year-old son

Father and son (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A despicable father was jailed for raping his son and taking photos of the acts.

The father then uploaded the pornography photos to the Internet, where he shared them with others.

The man of Ireland, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his child, was caught by an international policing operation against child sexual abuse.

The investigation began in Australia, and when the father was identified as a citizen of Ireland, authorities contacted the Garda National Pedophile Investigation Unit in that country.

Detectives tracked down the father using an IP address. During a search at his home, they found 12,427 images of child sexual abuse.

These images included graphic sexual activities by adults with children. The children were as young as two weeks old, according to the arrest warrant.

They also found the father to be in possession of 5,500 images of himself sexually assaulting his 6-year-old son who is disabled and is unable to speak.

The judge said that the father's breach of trust was magnified because his son's disability left him unable to tell anyone about the abuse.

The father was sentenced to 20 years in prison.