A disturbing crime was reported where a woman and two men have been arrested and handed lifetime imprisonment after police discovered that they had been raping an underage girl and putting her pictures online. Handing out their sentence, Judge Andrew Menary labeled the crime “truly shocking – even allowing for some people’s capacity for perversion”. He called the abuse “shockingly depraved”.
‘Depraved’ Woman Paedphile Facing Lifetime Jail Time On Charges Of Raping Young Girl And Sharing Photos Online
Vicki Bevan, a woman from St Helens is facing jail for life after admitting to the court that she raped a girl under 10 with two men.
The vile woman admitted that she filmed and photographed the abuse that went on for two years and continued to share it online.
The 37-year-old told one man of her desire to “kidnap, rape, torture, kill and then eat children”. When he asked if she had any boundaries, she replied: “No, none at all.”
The Liverpool Crown Court on Friday gave her a life sentence with a minimum of 10 years after she pleaded guilty to 34 sexual offences.
The two men – also from St Helens – were also jailed.
Paul Rafferty, 62, of Fry Street, was jailed for 10 years after he admitted nine sexual offences, including the rape of the girl. Father-of-three Tony Hutton, 42, of Liverpool Street, was handed a prison term of four years after admitting four sexual offences.
Judge Andrew Menary labeled the crime “truly shocking – even allowing for some people’s capacity for perversion”.
He called the abuse “shockingly depraved”.
The crimes were caught by the police just in time after the officials seized the phone of another man – not before the court – which contained 458 pages of explicit WhatsApp conversations with Bevan, including the exchanging of indecent images. Several of the photos showed Bevan, of Napier Street, raping the child.
She was arrested during a raid on her home last October and confessed to her crimes in January.
Jonathan Duffy, mitigating, said that her mental health had deteriorated following the break up of her marriage and she has since been diagnosed as bi-polar.
Following the sentences, senior crown prosecutor Pauline Newrick said it was "one of the worst cases" she had ever been involved in.
"If [Bevan] had not been caught, no doubt she would have continued arranging for this young girl and potentially others to be abused by herself and men in the most horrendous way," she said.
Detective Chief Inspector Allison Woods, of Merseyside Police, said: "These extremely disturbing crimes committed by Bevan, Rafferty and Hutton have caused great psychological and physical harm to their victims and destroyed lives.
"They repeatedly subjected them to deplorable offences, and we welcome the lengthy sentences given out by the court today."