October 2021

Washington pervert paid to have young children tortured and abused so he could watch live on camera

Depraved Brian Cairns paid to have very young children sexually abused and tortured so he could watch the vile abuse live on camera.

The twisted 60-year-old sent money online to “facilitators ” in the Philippines to he could direct the horrific abuse of girls as young as four as he observed it.

Newcastle Crown Court heard he kept screenshots of what he had ordered, “almost off a menu”.

During one of the sickening live shows, Cairns asked the for a break to go and get some cigarettes so he could smoke while he watched the “unsafe and degrading” acts.

Prosecutor Paul Cleasby told the court officers from Northumbria Police Paedophile Investigation Team had seized Cairns’ computer devices after they received information he had been sending “large sums of money” overseas in exchange for child abuse images.

Mr Cleasby said an analysis of Cairns’ computer revealed a series of chats and added: “It was clear from the conversations money had been paid by the defendant in order for sexual abuse of children to take place live on
camera while he watched.”

The court heard Cairns ordered that the abused girls should be under eight years old and made specific requests involving “degrading violence” that he wanted done to them.

One of the victims was four and the other between six and eight.

Cairns, of Pendle Close, Washington, admitted two charges of inciting the sexual exploitation of a child and two of making indecent photographs of a child.

Judge Amanda Rippon jailed Cairns for 13 years with an extended one year licence period.

The judge said the offences were “some of the most depraved I have had the displeasure to come across in my work in the criminal justice system in the context of child abuse”.

Judge Rippon said: “Suffice to say, these offences are of the most grave kind.

“You ordered, almost off a menu, for children who you did not want to be older than eight, to me not just abused but tortured – and they were.

“They were tortured for your sexual gratification in the most abhorrent way.

“You even told them to wait at one point so you could go and get some cigarettes so you could smoke while you watched.

“You directed the abuse.

“These children are very young, desperately so in the context of what you were requesting was done to them.”

Judge Rippon said Cairns must be “inherently dangerous” and a has been assessed as a “high risk of harm to children”.

He must sign the sex offenders register and abide by a sexual harm prevention order for life and pay £1,500 costs.