Teenager raped 18-month-old nephew and sent videos of the abuse to pedophileBy William Martin 5:19 AM December 3, 2017
A teenager was jailed after police found that he recorded himself raping his nephew.
The United States Department of Homeland Security alerted authorities in the United Kingdom to a young pedophile who was raping his nephew.
The sexual assaults came to light when police arrested a man in Pennsylvania for sexual assault.
Police searched his electronic devices and found videos and communications between the man and a 17-year-old boy in Cornwall.
According to court records, the U.S. citizen encouraged the teen to sexually abused his 18-month-old nephew and send him the videos. The teen agreed.
According to Judge Simon Carr, although the teenager was coerced into doing so, he seemed to have been enjoying the rape and “showed no sign of distress” while carrying out the attack.
At one point, the toddler was heard calling the teenager “Dada” as though he was his father.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at the Truro Crown Court as the graphic details of the horrific offenses were heard in a public hearing.
The teen pleaded guilty to 4 counts of sexual abuse of a child and 2 other counts associated with making videos of the sexual abuse.
Prosecutor Heather Hope told Judge Carr that the defendant grew up in a large family and helped his sibling babysit their children. He developed an unhealthy relationship with one particular child.
Defense attorney Ramsay Quaife pleaded for the teenager to be rehabilitated in the community, saying that he would not receive the necessary therapy in prison and that there would be even more of a risk to the children after his sentence.
The request was rejected by Judge Carr, who said that only an immediate custodial sentence was appropriate.
Judge Carr described the offenses as “of the greatest concern.”
The teenager was given a four-year custodial sentence. He will also be on probation for five years, during which time he will be closely monitored.
Judge Carr then made a request for the defendant to be sent to an institution that offers the treatment he requires.