April 2021

Mum’s call to police uncovered paedophile son’s ‘depraved’ rape videos

A vile paedophile kept ‘depraved’ rape videos of crying babies.

The videos in Adam Whitfield’s sickening collection were described by a judge as something “which would strike any normal person as disgusting.”

Another 16 second video showed a three-month-old baby being raped. Other scenes were too graphic to even be described in this article.

The 26-year-old had 30 videos of children being raped on his phone and computer – which were discovered when his mother called the police.

Sarah Griffin, prosecuting, explained that police went to Whitfield’s Newton-Le-Willows’ address in relation to a “potential separate offence” which wasn’t pursued.

Ms Griffin said police were called by Whitfield’s mother and while there “she handed over a number of the defendant’s devices including a mobile phone and computer”.

After examining the phone and computer officers discovered 32 indecent images, 30 of which were videos of children being raped.

The videos were kept by Whitfield between July 25, 2017 and May 3, 2020.

Some of the videos included a three month old, a six month old and a child between five and seven.

Whitfield, of Alder Street, admitted three counts of making indecent images.

Judge Thomas Teague, QC, summarising the images, said: “Even the category C images would strike any normal person as disgusting.”

The judge said the images, even for material of this type, are “exceptionally depraved”.

Judge Teague noted Whitfield’s pre sentence report makes for “troubling reading” describing Whitfield as “vulnerable” and as having had an “unhappy childhood”.

The judge said the offences were aggravated by the fact some of the children in the images “display discernible pain and distress”.

Whitfield was jailed for eight months and ordered to adhere to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years.

He must also sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.