Paedophile ring members jailed
A “manipulative” child rapist who shared his abuse images with his uncle has been given a life sentence.
Kieran Burton, 28, and Guy Delph, 29, admitted abusing four girls between three and 10 over a period of two years, and a fifth for three years from birth.
Delph’s girlfriend, Lee Calder, 31, admitted abusing four of the girls.
Burton admitted offences including owning a ‘paedophile manual’ containing advice and guidance on the abuse of children and making more than 35,000 indecent images of children.
Delph sent images to Burton who put them “into wider circulation” with other paedophiles online.
A judge said the offences would be seen with “shock and utter revulsion”.
Delph, of Whittlesey, Peterborough, must serve a minimum of 12 and a half years, and Burton, of Wereham, King’s Lynn, at least eight years.
Judge Matthew Lowe told Peterborough Crown Court that both of the defendants, who had no previous convictions, had a “deep-rooted sexual interest in children, and in particular young children”.
Cambridgeshire Police said the abuse related to four girls aged between three and 10 over a period of two years, and a fifth for three years.
Delph admitted multiple offences, including one count of rape of a child under 13; four counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration; four counts of sexual assault of a child under 13; and two counts of causing or inciting child sex or the creation of child abuse images.
Judge Lowe said Delph, of Peterborough Road, had “manipulative and deceptive character traits”, while he described Burton as an “avid consumer of sexual images of children”.
The court was told Burton was found with a manual “containing instructions for paedophiles”.
Burton, of Malthouse Row, Church Road, was given an extended 13-year jail term, made up of eight years in custody, with an extension of five years.
He pleaded guilty to causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, distributing indecent photographs of children, possessing an extreme pornographic image, possessing a paedophile manual and five counts of making indecent photographs of a child.
Calder, of Peterborough Road, Whittlesey, pleaded guilty to seven counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration, four counts of causing or inciting a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity and three counts of causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography.
She will be sentenced at a later date.
The offending came to light in the spring of 2018, when Burton was being investigated by Norfolk police in connection with indecent images of children being uploaded to an internet messaging platform.
Information was then passed to Cambridgeshire police about Delph, Burton’s nephew, who he claimed they were in regular contact with each other in relation to their mutual interest in indecent images of children and eluded to possible offences taking place in Cambridgeshire.
Further investigation uncovered a number of suspected crimes against children in the Peterborough area by Burton, Delph and Calder.
Four warrants were carried out in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk on 28 October, 2018, resulting in the arrest of all three adults. Searches of the properties revealed 85 electronic devices, hosting tens of thousands of indecent images and videos of children.
Alongside children as young as one, many of the images included adults who were later confirmed to be Delph and Calder.
Whittlesey woman admits sexual offences against children in Peterborough – two others due to be sentenced
Two men and a woman have admitted a number of serious sexual offences against a very young girl
Guy Delph (28) (pictured) of Kemps Close, Downham Market, Norfolk, has admitted:
Rape of a child under 13,
Four counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration,
Four counts of sexual assault of a child under 13,
Two counts of causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography,
Taking an indecent photograph of a child
Six counts of making indecent images of a child.
Kieran Burton (28,) of Malthouse Road, Downham Market, Norfolk, pleaded guilty to:
Causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity,
Distributing indecent photographs of children,
Possessing an extreme pornographic image,
Possessing a paedophile manual – which contained advice and guidance on sexually abusing children
Five counts of making indecent photographs of a child.
A woman, 31-year-old Lee Calder, of Peterborough Road, Whittlesey, has pleaded guilty to:
Seven counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration,
Four counts of causing or inciting a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity
Three counts of causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography.