Two paedophiles who abused a child together whilst photographing and filming their victim have been jailed.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Michael Peters, 71, from Halifax and Andrew Bristow, 48, from Normanton, both formerly from Surrey, groomed and abused multiple victims as young as 11 back In 2006, at a property in Halifax. Bristow raped a girl aged “11 or 12” while Peters filmed and took photographs. Police recovered pictures from Peters’ home that depicted him laying naked with a 13 year-old-boy.
Mr Bristow raped a girl aged “11 or 12” while Mr Peters recorded photographs and videos. Police found disturbing pictures from Peters’ home that depicted him laying naked with a 13 year-old-boy.
Police were even able to painstakingly piece back together 300 indecent images from a bag of shredded paper. Bristow admitted a further offence of sexual assault on a young girl.
Jude Jonathan Rose, sentencing, said:
“There is not a single right-thinking, decent person who would feel anything but utter revulsion at the details of the indictment. “You have entered into a relationship. You became partners in paedophilic abuse.
“You have descended to real depths of depravity. “You have not thought at all about how much more terrifying and unpleasant it would be to be sexually abused by two grown men acting together.” Judge Rose said he was only able to sentence the pair for the crimes listed in court, despite Peters alluding to other offences against children. He said: “Michael Peters, you have committed sexual offences against children repeatedly for almost 50 years and, again, these right-thinking people will wish me to put you in prison to die for that would be regarded by the public as the only appropriate punishment for the years of abuse by you.
“You, Bristow, raped her. It was for your sexual pleasure and the pleasure of your partner. The public must understand I am sentencing you for the offences on this indictment that you have pleaded guilty to.”