|Christopher Thompson and Aaron Hughes (right)|
By: Tanya Clark WorldWideWeirdNews.com
A soldier from the United Kingdom, was jailed after he paid another man to allow him to watch as he raped a boy.
Christopher Thompson, 26, of Cardiff, Wales, paid the pedophile, Aaron Hughes, £50 ($61) to allow him to watch a video, showing Hughes raping a child who was handed to him by a babysitter.
The court heard that after Hughes sent him video files showing the rape of the 3-year-old boy, Thompson replied “Wow.”
Thompson also exchanged 7,000 messages and images with children for his sexual pleasure.
He sent some of the messages to children using an online social network called Tagged. An employee of the company that is based in San Francisco, California, detected the indecent exchanges and alerted police in the United States.
Detectives then informed police in the United Kingdom, and Thompson was arrested.
Thompson was described in court as an educated man of previous good character and had served his country with an “exemplary” army record
However, his evil actions outweighed the good.
Thompson was found guilty of 12 counts of sexual activity with a child, sexual activity in the presence of a child, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, causing a child to watch a sexual activity, attempting to arrange a child sex offence and making and distributing indecent photographs of children.
He was sentenced to 27 years and eight months in prison. He will also serve five years probation and he will have to register as a sex offender for life.
Aaron Hughes of Cardiff, was also arrested and he was sentenced to life in prison.