Paedophile jailed after getting schoolgirl victim pregnant before boasting to her about abusing a ‘very young child’


Police discovered the disturbing case while they were investigating Stephen John for child abuse images offences.

The 29-year-old paedophile first met his victim online when she was 12, and, when she was 15, had convinced her to meet him in Manchester. When she met him he abused her at his family home, causing her to become pregnant. During this time John boasted to her of having committed a sex crime against a very young child.

Sentencing at Manchester Crown Court, Judge Tony Cross QC said that in those conversations with the victim he had displayed his ‘true intent’.

John, of Marshfield Street, Longsight, was jailed after admitting a catalogue of sexual offences including distributing and making indecent images of children.

He first came to the attention of police in August 2014, after sharing indecent videos of very young children with other vile perverts online.
Officers learnt that as well as posting the videos using Skype, John was discussing child abuse with other paedophiles.

When questioned by police, the pervert claimed he had left his laptop open at home and others could have downloaded and distributed the images.

However, while he was on bail for those offences, John carried on downloading images of child abuse. In June last year, police found scores more images on another of his computers.

During the investigation of those offences, police uncovered his offences against the schoolgirl.

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