By Tony Winterburn • 19 January 2020 • 13:02
A “predatory” paedo couple who molested five young girls and filmed their disgusting exploits have been jailed. Peter Taylor and Keeli Burlingham, both 33, were rumbled when a police raid on their Manchester home uncovered their sick catalogue of photos and videos on their phones and computer.
Messages that were exchanged by the vile pair show Taylor encouraged his partner to abuse a girl, Burlingham then carried out the horrific attack and filmed it on her phone to send back to Taylor.
DCI Judith Holmes of Greater Manchester Police said the couple’s disgusting messages were “some of the most appalling I have seen in my career.”
She added: “Taylor and Burlingham knew how old their victims were. They have absolutely no excuse for their grossly inappropriate and predatory behaviour towards children.
“This pair subjected innocent children to sickening abuse. Prison is absolutely where they belong.
“I hope today’s result helps the victims and their families move on from what must have been an incredibly traumatic experience.
“This case should highlight just how seriously we take reports of this nature and our absolute commitment to seeking justice for those affected by such heinous acts. After their arrests, the couple denied all charges against them.
Taylor was found guilty of sexual assault of a girl under 13, arranging of facilitating the commission of a sexual offence, taking indecent photographs of a child; making indecent photographs of a child, intentionally encouraging the commission of an offence, and encouraging the commission of an offence believing it to be committed.
Burlingham was also found guilty of six counts including sexual assault of a child under 13 and distributing indecent photographs of a child.
Taylor was jailed up for 15 years and Burlingham was handed an 11-year sentence at Minshull Crown Court on Friday, January 17.
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