Judge Sean Enright jailed Michael Chase for 14 years and Lara Chase for 13 years at Peterborough Crown Court

A judge, who jailed a husband and wife accused of sexually assaulting a 13-month-old, has described the case as “the worse abuse of a baby I have ever seen”.

Judge Sean Enright made the comment as he jailed Michael and Lara Chase to a total of 27 years at Peterborough Crown Court today.

Michael Chase was sentenced to 14 years in prison and Lara Chase was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Passing the sentences, Judge Enright said: “This is the worst abuse of a baby I have seen and the pictures are quite appalling and horrific to look at.

The feeling of revulsion returns every time those photographs are opened.”

The court heard that the couple photographed the baby being abused before distributing the vile images via the internet messaging service WhatsApp to other people.

The court heard that in one assault security guard Mr Chase masturbated over the child, while Pharmacy assistant Mrs Chase’s hand can be seen in the photo.

 

In a second assault Mr Chase films himself sexually assaulting the baby in a hot tub in his garden, the court heard.

The couple’s house was raided by police in December 19, 2014.

Various equipment was seized including computers and mobiles phones.

As well as thousands of indecent images which were found on computers and mobiles phones police discovered the terrible extent of abuse the couple had carried out.

They were both arrested on January 29 last year.

Mr Chase made admissions in interview and pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the baby twice and making indecent images of the child on one occasion.

The court heard that officers from the police’s hightech criminal force unit investigated and found thousands of indecent images of children.

These included 4,525 still and moving images that he made and 1,577 indecent images which he was in possession of.

Mr Chase pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and 10 counts of possessing and making indecent images of children.

He was jailed for eight years for the first sexual assault and six years for the hot tub assault to run consecutively.

For the other counts of possession and making indecent images and films of children he was jailed 12 months for the other counts to run concurrently.

Mrs Chase denied all allegations but was found guilty by a jury on Monday.

She was jailed for nine years for two counts of sexual assault and three years for one count of distributing some of the images her husband took.

Mrs Chase had told the court she was unaware of the abuse but the jury dismissed her claims after it was found that her husband took the images in the same room using a flash.

Prosecuting for the CPS, Nicola Devas: “Both the defendants regularly looked after the child and indeed suggested to the parents that they could do that.

“They trusted the defendants with their child.

“They had no idea at all of the abuse (the child) was suffering.”

In a victim impact statement read out to the court by Ms Devas said: “They are thankful that the child has not been affected although (the child) is now at an age where they pick up the sense of stress and bad atmosphere this has caused.

“The affect is a huge breach of trust and they carry the guilt of letting that child be looked after their abuser forever.

“The abuse has brought a huge strain on their marriage and they are trying to stay strong for the child.

“They are concerned when (the child) is old enough to want to have sleep overs with (the child’s) friends how they are going to trust that to happen.”

The court heard that Mr Chase explained that he was seriously abused sexually as a child which led him to search for indecent images of children.

In mitigation for Mr Chase, Roger Harrison said: “This defendant acknowledges entirely the gravity of his actions and he says he feels sick about what he has done. He wants to apologise for his actions.”

In mitigation for Mrs Chase, Karen Robinson said: “Her life in reality has been destroyed by these proceedings.

“We would ask the court to impose as low a sentence as can be consistent with this court.”

She added: “She poses a low risk of reoffending and would invite the court to consider as short a period as possible.”

Mr Chase was charged for two sexual assaults, one count of making indecent images, four counts of taking indecent images, four counts of possession of indecent images and one count of possession of an extreme pornographic image.

Mrs Chase was convicted of two counts of sexual assault and one count of distributing.

Mr Chase will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for 20 years and his wife will be subject to the same for 15 years.

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Child abuse charges filed after Detroit boy found in basement

The father and stepmother of a Detroit boy who was found after being reported missinglast year were charged with torture and child abuse Friday, according to prosecutors.

Charles Bothuell IV and his wife, Monique Dillard-Bothuwell, allegedly physically abused the child, forced him to live in the basement, deprived him of food and made him engage in an extreme exercise regime, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office.

The boy, then 12, was discovered June 25 in the basement of his father’s home behind a barricade after numerous searches of the home in the days following his June 14 disappearance. He was very thin, with marks on his upper body when he was found.

Charles Bothuell IV told authorities his son ran away after being scolded for not exercising or doing his chores. He learned his son was found during a taped interview with HLN’s Nancy Grace when he said he had no idea the boy was in the basement.

via Child abuse charges filed after Detroit boy found in basement | KFOR.com.

Ex-Teacher Charged With Failure To Report Child Abuse

Dona Block, 49, of Belton, surrendered Thursday at the Bell County Jail and was later released on $5,000 bond after she was named in a misdemeanor warrant charging failure to report child abuse or neglect.

The charge stems from the failure to report “that a child who was attending Belton ISD may have been the victim of abuse, neglect or sexual assault,” Lt. Donnie Adams said in a press release Thursday.

The charge stems from a sexual assault investigation that started in March after authorities learned that a 25-year-old Belton man had been involved in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Belton ISD student,

Ex-Teacher Charged With Failure To Report Child Abuse.

 

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A Story Of a sad girl

Her name was Abby

She was only five

This is what happened

…When she was alive

 

Her dad was a drunk

Her mom was an addict

Her parents kept her

Locked in an attic

 

Her only friend

was a little toy bear

It was old and worn out

And had patches of hair

 

She always talked to it

When no one’s around

She lays there and hugs it

Not a peep of sound

 

Until her parents

unlock the door

Some more and more pain

She’ll have to endore

 

A bruise on her leg

A scar on her face

Why would she be

In such a horrible place?

 

But she grabs her bear

And softly crys

She loves her parents

But they want her to die

 

She sits in the corner

Quiet but thinking,

” God, why? Why is

My life always sinking? ”

 

Such a bad life

For a sad little kid

She’d get beaten and beaten

For anything she did

 

Then one night

Her mom came home high

The poor child was hit and slapped

As hours went by

 

Then her mom suddenly

Grabbed for a blade

It was sharp and pointy

One that she made

 

She thrusted the blade

Right in her chest,

” You deserve to die

You worthless pest! ”

 

The mom walked out

Leaving the girl slowly dying

She grabbed her bear

And again started crying

 

Police showed up

At the small little house

They quickly barged in

Everything was as quiet as a mouse

 

One officer slowly

Opened a door

To find the sad little girl

Lying on the floor

 

It must have been bad

To go through so much harm

But at least she died

With her best friend in her arms

 

Like this if you against Child ABUSE 😥

Child-on-child sexual abuse

Child-on-child sexual abuse refers to a form of child sexual abuse in which a prepubescent child is sexually abused by one or more other children or adolescent youths, and in which no adult is directly involved. The term describes sexual activity between children that occurs without consent, without equality, or as a result of coercion.This includes when one of the children uses physical force, threats, trickery or emotional manipulation to elicit cooperation. Child-on-child sexual abuse is further differentiated from normative sexual play or anatomical curiosity and exploration (i.e. “playing doctor”) because of overt and deliberate actions directed at sexual stimulation or orgasm.In many instances, the initiator exploits the other child’s naïveté, and the victim is unaware of the nature of what is happening to them. When sexual abuse is perpetrated by one sibling upon another, it is known as “intersibling abuse”

 

Prevalence

The incidence of child-on-child sexual abuse is not known with any certainty, similar to abuse by adults. It frequently goes unreported because it is not widely known of in the public, and often occurs outside of adults’ supervision. Even if known by adults, it is sometimes dismissed as harmless by those who do not understand the implications.In particular, intersibling abuse is under-reported relative to the reporting rates for parent-child sexual abuse, and disclosure of the incest by the victim during childhood is rare.

 

Effects

Children who were sexually victimized by other minors, including intersibling abuse, show largely the same problems as children victimized by adults, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicide, eating disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and difficulty trusting peers in the context of relationships. The victim often has distorted beliefs about what happened to them, sometimes even thinking they were the initiator or that they went through the act voluntarily.

Major factors that affect the severity of symptoms include the use of force or coercion, the frequency of the abuse, and the invasiveness of the act. An increased risk of victimization later in life has also been reported.

Boy, 14, charged with raping 10-year-old girl

A teenage boy has been charged with raping a 10-year-old girl in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with rape and attempted rape, West Mercia Police said.

It comes after a girl was sexually assaulted at an isolated spot on disused land near the Arc car wash centre off St Michael’s Street in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on April 11.

 

via Boy, 14, charged with raping 10-year-old girl on St Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire | Metro News.