July 2021

Paedophile fantasised about being a dad raping his own baby

A paedophile had sick online chats in which he fantasised about being a dad raping his own baby.

Kyle Griffiths, 23, took part in “extremely distributing” conversations with other perverts on WhatsApp.

And he also used the messaging service to share some of his vile collection of child rape videos.

Liverpool Crown Court heard his disgusting stash included clips of babies and toddlers being raped.

Police acting on information about the uploading of indecent images raided his home in Middleton Drive, Prescot, on July 6 last year.

His Samsung mobile phone was seized and found to contain 47 Category A indecent images – the most serious category showing child rape – including 13 videos.

Christopher Hopkins, prosecuting, said these files, along with 41 Category B and 28 Category C indecent images, plus 1,616 prohibited (cartoon) images of children, were all downloaded between October 2019 and July 2020.

Analysis of the phone showed Griffiths had also distributed Category A, B and C indecent images on WhatsApp.

The court heard he sent a Category A video, two Category B photos and a Category C photo to one person on April 2, then on April 5 sent two Category A photos and one Category C photo to a different person.

Mr Hopkins said: “I should also highlight a conversation which was sent by the defendant… I’m not going to read it out.

He added: “It’s extremely disturbing. It’s a conversation where the defendant sets out a narrative of raping a baby as if he were the father of the baby.”

Mr Hopkins said: “There are other conversations which I’m not going to refer to, but I think it’s fair to say that in summary the conversations with other users do talk about very young children.”

One Category A video showed a baby aged between four to six months being raped and another a girl aged three or four being raped.

Griffiths admitted three counts of downloading, one count of possessing and three counts of distributing indecent photos of children, plus one count of possessing prohibited images of children.

Jeremy Rawson, defending, said his client had references from his mum and stepdad, sitting in the public gallery.

Judge Denis Watson, QC, said aggravating features of the case included the “extreme youth” of the children, the detail of Griffiths’ conversation and the fact he distributed Category A images to two different people.

Judge Watson said although there was a prospect of rehabilitation, the distribution of those images was the “dominant factor” in him deciding the only appropriate punishment was immediate custody.

Griffiths started breathing heavily in the dock as he was jailed for 18 months.

The judge ordered Griffiths to comply with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and sign on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.