A woman who was paid £64,000 to supply her partner with pictures of her abusing a child as young as two-years-old has today (mon) been jailed.
Paula Dos-Reis, 28, regularly sent indecent images and videos of her molesting the young victim to Andrew Barker, 53, after they got into a relationship.
She was supplied with payment for supplying footage of the child, who was between the age of two and six at the time.
In total, Dos-Reis received around £64,000 in payments from Barker, a court heard.
At Luton Crown Court, the pair were jailed for a total of 12 years by a judge who described the crimes as ‘horrendous’.
Dos-Reis, of Enfield, admitted making indecent photographs of a child, distributing indecent photographs of a child and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
She also pleaded guilty to converting criminal property.
Barker, of Chorleywood, Herts., pleaded guilty to causing a child to engage in sexual activity, making indecent images and the distributon of indecent images of children.
He also admitted possessing prohibited images of children and possessing extreme pornography.
Judge Andrew Goymer jailed Dos-Reis for six years and Barker for six years and nine months.
They were both placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and were made subject of a 12-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 12 years.
Speaking after sentencing, Detective Sergeant Mike Birch from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Child Online Safeguarding Team said: “Dos-Reis and Barker’s offending came to our attention via the National Crime Agency as part of a wider investigation they were carrying out into online abuse footage.
“Dos-Reis met Barker through her work and they began a relationship in 2012. In 2014 the abuse began and continued for three years with Dos-Reis receiving significant payments in return for her despicable crimes.
“Our main priority in this case was safeguarding the young victim who is now safe and is continuing to receive specialist support as the actions of Dos-Reis and Barker will have a life- long impact on her.
“Although Dos-Reis and Barker have now been jailed this is not where the case ends as we are now working to seize the money Dos-Reis received under the Proceeds of Crime Act.”
By Rachel McDermott
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