July 2020

Paedophile jailed after fiming himself raping baby 

A married man who called himself ‘The Devil’ has been jailed for 18 years after he filmed himself raping a baby and shared the sickening video with nearly 40 fellow child abusers.

Recruitment manager Barry Hudson-Muscroft, 33, who had been married for 16 years, called himself “The Devil” and bragged that he enjoyed abusing infants because they “couldn’t talk”.

The 33-year-old, who was known to raise money for cancer charities, revealed that he is into children from the “age of 0-15”.

He used the online profile ”Diablo-1987” to boast of his preference for abusing young children.

During one incident Hudson-Muscroft filmed himself raping a baby then shared images of horrific abuse across the world during online Kik messages on a paedophile group named “Share Bears (No Limits).”

He bragged of abusing babies as they ”couldn’t talk” and added: ”I’m into all sorts, young, anything from 0 – 15 mainly into girls but have been with guys before…but the guys were older. Not into pain stuff really. Also like panties”.

Hudson-Muscroft who works in the hospitality sector was arrested after a US deputy sheriff working undercover to expose paedophiles alerted the FBI to his horrific pictures and messages and British detectives swooped on his £220,000 home in Prestwich, Manchester.

Inquiries revealed he had been secretly communicating with youngsters as young as 12 from the UK and the US over a four year period and swapped explicit messages and images with them.

Hudson-Muscroft’s wife, who has since left him, said her husband’s dark secret had had a “devastating inpact” and that her life had been “torn apart by his deception.”

At Minshull Street Crown Court, Hudson-Muscroft was branded an ongoing danger to the public by a judge and told he had ”plumbed the depths of depravity” after he admitted rape, sexual assault, making and distributing indecent images and attempted sexual communications with children.

He will be on licence until 2044 under the terms of an extended sentence and was ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register and abide by a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.

He was further banned from contacting his estranged wife under the terms of a restraining order.

The offences were discovered after university educated Hudson-Muscroft led an apparently respectable life – formerly working as an events manager for a top hotel chain before moving into recruitment.

Mr Alaric Bassano prosecuting said: ”His wife, with whom he had been in a relationship for 16 years – 10 years living together and married for two and a half years – described their relationship as a normal, happy one without any problems at all.”

The rape occurred after Hudson-Muscroft managed to get access to a baby. He abused the child before sending images of the attacks to 37 other people online.

His phone was examined and found to have 5000 indecent images of children downloaded over the previous four years.