November 2019

Woman jailed after live-streaming child sexual abuse

A WOMAN paid £2,285 by a Leamington paedophile to stream footage of herself sexually abusing a young girl has been sentenced to six years behind bars.

Christine Callaghan used Skype to send fellow child sex offender Dean Petley the harrowing abuse footage over the course of three years.

The 33-year-old, of Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, admitted distributing category A – the most serious – live streamed videos, distributing a category B indecent live streamed video, and two counts of causing or inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

She was jailed when she appeared at Isleworth Crown Court, given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and put on the sex offenders register indefinitely.

The National Crime Agency caught Callaghan, and 30-year-old Petley after investigating Jodie Little who was jailed for 12 years and four months in August this year for sexually abusing children online.

In July 2018, the NCA became aware of 30-year-old Little sexually abusing children under the online names ‘Devil*****666’ and ‘DomTaboo****’ on an adult services website from her home in northern Cyprus. She was returned to the UK and admitted nine offences.

She was convicted of eight of them using Section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 – legislation designed to prosecute British nationals in the UK for crimes committed abroad.

Little’s investigation generated new leads.

In October last year the NCA arrested Petley, a former Jaguar Land Rover automotive engineer, after identifying him as one of Little’s customers. He admitted 11 charges and was jailed last month for eight years.

Online chat found on Little’s devices showed Petley had asked her to perform sex acts in front of young children and he paid her £750 from January 2017 to February 2018 to see her sexually abuse two victims.

Little, originally from Huddersfield, sent Petley ten electronic files, one of which showed her sexually abusing a very young girl and talking graphically about the child being raped.

Petley was rearrested in May this year after further evidence – linking him to Callaghan – was found on an encrypted hard drive at his home.

It contained screenshots of conversations with Callaghan over two years and full facial images of her abusing the victim with a small window of Petley watching it.

Callaghan discussed with Petley what she would do for money and he instructed her how to abuse the victim.

The hard drive also contained a video of Callaghan abusing the young girl, and screenshots showed that on at least ten different dates over three years, 2016 to 2018, she performed sexual activity in front of the victim.

Woman admits live-streaming child sexual abuse

A woman has admitted four child sexual abuse charges including live-streaming footage of herself sexually abusing a young girl over almost three years.

Christine Callaghan, 33, was paid £2,285 by Dean Petley, 30, to carry out the abuse over Skype.

Callaghan admitted four charges at Isleworth Crown Court.

Petley, an automotive engineer, admitted 11 charges last month and was jailed at the same hearing yesterday for eight years.

National Crime Agency officers discovered the duo’s offending through an investigation into Jodie Little, 30, who was jailed for 12 years and four months in August for sexually abusing children online.

In July last year the NCA became aware of Little sexually abusing children under the online names ‘Devil Bitch 666’ and ‘DomTabooSlut’ on an adult services website from her home in northern Cyprus.

She admitted nine offences. She was convicted of eight using Section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 – legislation designed to prosecute British nationals in the UK for crimes committed abroad.

The investigation into Little generated new leads.

In October last year Petley, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, was arrested after being identified as one of Little’s customers.

Online chat extracted from Little’s devices showed he had asked her to perform sex acts in front of young children and that he paid her £750 from January 2017 to February 2018 to see her sexually abuse two victims.

Little, originally from Huddersfield, sent Petley 10 electronic files, one of which showed her sexually abusing a very young girl and talking graphically about the child being raped.

He was rearrested in May this year after further evidence was found on an encrypted hard drive at his home.

It contained screenshots of conversations with Callaghan, of Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, over two years and full facial images of her abusing the girl with a small window of Petley watching it.

NCA officers discovered evidence of Callaghan discussing what she would do for money and of Petley instructing her how to abuse the victim.

The hard drive also contained a video almost 10 minutes long of Callaghan abusing the young girl. Screenshots showed that on at least 10 different dates over three years, 2016 to 2018, she performed penetrative sexual activity in front of the victim and also sexually abused her.

Five indecent images of children were also found on the drive.

Callaghan will be sentenced at a date to be confirmed.