Man and girl sentenced for child sex offences

20/03/2017 12:48:25

A MAN and a teenage girl who abused a toddler in the back of a van have been sentenced after admitting a number of sexual offences against children.

Kristopher Jane, of Warwick Road in Keynsham, Bristol, was filmed sexually assaulting the distressed little girl by a 17-year-old girl from Wisbech, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Jane, 31, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (March 17) and was jailed for a total of 22 years. His co-defendant, the 17-year-old girl, was sentenced to four years' detention.

The pair both pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences involving children at Peterborough Crown Court on January 10.

A police investigation into Jane and the teenage girl began on September 22 last year (2016) following a report from a concerned member of the public.

The following day (September 23) Jane was arrested by Avon and Somerset Police at his home address in Bristol. Following his arrest, his mobile phone was examined which uncovered a total of 2,325 still and moving indecent images of children.

The majority of these images, specifically 1,332, were graded by specialist officers as category A; the most severe. 435 were category B and 558 category C.

It also transpired that between 2012 and 2014 Jane had been sexually abusing a teenage girl in his home county of Bristol.

The 17-year-old girl was arrested on September 24 at her home address in Wisbech and interviewed by police. Examination of her mobile phone revealed footage of a toddler being sexually abused by a man, believed to be Jane, along with a number of still images of the same nature.

There was also images and videos of an older child being sexually assaulted by someone believed to be the 17-year-old defendant.

Detective Constable Leah Meftah, from the Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU), said: "Jane is a very dangerous individual who has a clear sexual interest in young girls.

"The victims have been very brave in talking to us about what happened to them and I would like to thank them for this.

"I hope knowing Jane is behind bars for the next 22 years brings some comfort to the girls and will help them in moving on from their ordeal."

The pair were also made subject of sexual harm prevention orders (SHPO); Jane's is for life, the 17-year-old girls will remain for 10 years.

Jane was sentenced for the below offences:

- Assaulting a child under the age of 13 by penetration

- Sexual activity with a child under the age of 16

- Assault of a child under the age of 13 by penetration

- Assault of a child under the age of 13 by penetration

- Causing or inciting a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity

- Assault of a child under the age of 13 by penetration

- Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under the age of 16

- Making indecent photographs of a child under the age of 16 (284 images - 188 category C, 37 category B, 59 category A

- Making indecent photographs of a child under the age of 16 (40 images - 9 category C, 16 category B, 15 category A)

- Making indecent photographs of a child under the age of 16 (1,740 images - 979 category C, 365 category B, 446 category A)

- Making indecent photographs of a child (13 images)

- Making indecent photographs of a child (261 images - 206 category C, 17 category B, 38 category A)

The 17-year-old girl was sentenced for the below offences:

- Assaulting a child under the age of 13 by penetration

- Assaulting a child under the age of 13 by penetration

- Taking indecent photographs of a child under the age of 18

- Taking indecent photographs of a child under the age of 18

- Distributing indecent photographs of a child under the age of 18

- Distributing indecent photographs of a child under the age of 18

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