April 2021

Paedophile rapper Kieran Cunliffe aka MistaKay jailed for sexual abuse of toddler

Paedophile rapper Kieran Cunliffe, aka MistaKay, has been handed a 15-year extended prison sentence for sexually abusing a toddler.

Cunliffe admitted six charges in relation to the young girl during his last appearance at Sheffield Crown Court in January.

The 25-year-old, from Doncaster, admitted three counts of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13, one more serious count of assaulting a girl under 13, one count of taking an indecent photograph of a child and one count of distributing an indecent photograph of a child.

Cunliffe, who also goes by the name Kieran McGowan, also entered guilty pleas to offences in a separate case dating back to 2017.

He admitted two counts of making indecent images of a child and possession of indecent images during a hearing at Lewes Crown Court in December 2020.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Cunliffe was first arrested when he was living in Crawley, West Sussex, in November 2017.

Police executed a warrant and search his home and he was also arrested while at work. When his phone was seized indecent images were found.

Prosecutor Nicola Quinney moved onto the offences when he was living in Yorkshire, stating that an undercover officer with Homeland Security came across a website and chat group in which Cunliffe had sent videos of abuse.

The website mentioned by Ms Quinney used by Cunliffe stated that those browsing it all had the common belief that “all humans are capable of sexual enjoyment regardless of age, sex or gender”.

He also messaged the group asking if anybody on the chat was into young children.

The Homeland Security officer then took steps to alert authorities in the UK and steps were taken to make sure he was arrested.

When he was interviewed he denied any involvement and answered no comment.

James Gould, defending, said Cunliffe has expressed “revulsion and disgust” in himself and a real sense of remorse.

Mr Gould says the contents of pre-sentence reports and psychiatric reports add some context to the offending, pointing to his childhood and upbringing.

He added that Cunliffe is “receptive to help” and, given his guilty pleas, has accepted responsibility.

Cunliffe, who cried multiple times through the hearing, had “boasted” in the group chat about the abuse he subjected the youngster to.

One of the users on the app described the victim as “sexy”. Another user asked him to record the abuse and he replied that he would try.

Recorder Eckersley said Cunliffe’s crimes were “motivated by his perverted sexual interest in children” and that he poses a risk to children.

He handed Cunliffe an extended sentence of 15 years.

He will also be on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Cunliffe has more than 1,000 subscribers on YouTube and has released tracks with a number of artists.

His music has been played on BBC Radio One and 1Xtra and one of his songs was also played during an episode of Coronation Street.

One of his songs released in September, called ‘Where I Came From’, focused on the estate where he grew up in Doncaster.

February 2021

Doncaster paedophile rapper sentencing for sexually attacking toddler adjourned

The sentencing of paedophile rapper Kieran Cunliffe who sexually assaulted a toddler has been adjourned by a crown court judge this afternoon.

A visibly upset Cunliffe who was dressed in a black Nike jumper and who was holding his hands to his face via video link from prison as he was told he will return to court on April 23 for his sentencing after his case was adjourned for a psychiatric report.

The 25-year-old, of Balby Road, Doncaster, admitted three counts of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13, one more serious count of assaulting a girl under 13, one count of taking an indecent photograph of a child and one count of distributing an indecent photograph of a child during his latest appearance at Sheffield Crown Court.

It was also revealed Cunliffe, who also goes by the name of Kieran McGowan, had previously been charged with offences dating back to 2017.

He admitted two counts of making indecent images of a child and possession of indecent images during a hearing at Lewes Crown Court in December 2020.

Cunliffe has more than 1,000 subscribers on YouTube and has released tracks with a number of artists.

His music has been played on BBC Radio One and 1Xtra and one of his songs was also played during an episode of Coronation Street.

One of his songs released in September, called ‘Where I Came From’, focused on the estate where he grew up in Doncaster.

January 2021

Doncaster rapper MistaKay admits sexually attacking toddler

A grime artist/rapper whose music appeared on Coronation Street and Radio 1 has admitted sexually abusing a toddler.

Kieron Cunliffe, (also known as MistaKay), 25, yesterday admitted to six child sexual abuse charges

Cunliffe, who appeared in court via a video link from custody in HMP Doncaster, wore a grey jumper and rosary beads before being remanded in custody

The rapper made the pleas at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, with a sentencing hearing due to take place next month.

The 25-year-old from Doncaster admitted to three counts of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13, assaulting a girl under 13, taking an indecent photograph of a child and one count of distributing an indecent photograph of a child.

Cunliffe was due to stand trial in May for the offences but will now be sentenced on February 26.

His music has been played on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra and one of his songs was also played during an episode of Coronation Street.

A more recent track, released in September 2020 and called ‘Where I Came From’, focused on the estate where he grew up in Doncaster.