December 2019

Paedophile couple who filmed themselves abusing children jailed for 21 years

A paedophile couple who filmed themselves sexually abusing young children, including a one-year-old baby, have been jailed for more than 21 years.

Mark Gable, 33, was arrested after police discovered a clip of him molesting an infant during a search of his home in Colchester, Essex.

They subsequently found a number of others that had been shot by his 27-year-old girlfriend Jessica Fry.

She also featured in a video showing a sex attack on a child.

The pair, both from Colchester, admitted a catalogue of ‘horrific’ child sex offences committed between 2017 and 2019 at Chelmsford Crown Court during an earlier hearing in September.

Gable, 33, of Edward Paxman Gardens in Colchester admitted three counts of assault by penetration of a child, one count of sexual assault of a child, four counts of taking indecent images of children and three counts of making indecent images of children.

Partner Fry, also of Edward Paxman Gardens, admitted to one count of assault by penetration of a child, one count of sexual assault of a child, three counts of taking indecent images of children and two counts of distributing indecent images of children.

Gable was jailed for 11-and-a-half years and his partner was jailed for 10 years.

The court heard the couple had been entrusted to care for some of their victims by their parents.

Both will appear on the sex offenders register for life, while Gable will have to serve two thirds of his sentence before being considered for release after being deemed a dangerous offender.