Woman Paid $113,000 By Boyfriend To Sexually Abuse A Toddler
A 53-year-old man and his 28-year-old girlfriend have been arrested after he paid her $113,000 for videos and pictures of her sexually assaulting a child as young as two.
Paula Dos-Reis sent Andrew Barker daily indecent images and videos of her molesting the young victim over the course of three years.
It is believed Dos-Reis was supplied with over $100,000 by Barker for supplying footage of the child, who was allegedly between the ages of two and six at the time.
A judge from Luton Crown Court in the UK blasted the pair for committing such "horrendous" crimes, sentencing them to a combined total of 12 years imprisonment.
In court, the 28-year-old admitted to producing indecent images of a minor, distributing indecent photographs of a child, and causing an infant to engage in sexual activity.
Similarly, the 53-year-old male pleaded guilty to causing a minor to engage in sexual activity, producing indecent photographs, and the distribution of obscene images of children. He was also charged for possessing indecent images of children, coupled with owning restricted pornography.
Paul Dos-Reis was sentenced to six years, and Andrew Barker for six years and nine months.
"Dos-Reis and Barker's offending came to our attention via the National Crime Agency as part of a wider investigation they were carrying out into online abuse footage," Detective Sergeant Mike Birch said.
"Dos-Reis met Barker through her work and they began a relationship in 2012. In 2014 the abuse began and continued for three years with Dos-Reis receiving significant payments in return for her despicable crimes."
It is understood that the victim is now safe, and is currently undergoing specialist therapy and support after experiencing abuse that will have a life-long impact on them.