Sophie Elms, 18, is Britain’s youngest female paedophile and was remanded in custody ahead of her sentencing over ‘fears of her own safety’
An 18 year-old nursery worker from Swindon has become Britain’s youngest female convicted paedophile.
Sophie Elms, 18, admitted to sexually assaulting and taking indecent images of toddlers.
Sophie Elms pleaded guilty to 16 charges against two young children, aged two and three.
The charges, which make her the country’s youngest named female paedophile, include penetration, sexual assault and taking disturbing indecent photographs of children.
Miss Elms was remanded in custody until her sentencing hearing.
Judge Robert Pawson said: “You have pleaded guilty to what I suspect you fully understand are extremely serious charges.
“I remand you into custody on the basis of fears for your own safety. Your sentencing will take place on January 4.