Lengthy jail terms for babysitter sex abuse couple

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Lengthy jail terms for babysitter sex abuse couple

A Peterborough couple have been given lengthy jail sentences for sexually assaulting a toddler they were babysitting.

52 year old Michael Chase pleaded guilty to a string of offences and got 14 years.

46 year old Lara Chase – who denied the charges – was sentenced to 13 years.

Peterborough Crown Court heard the pair – both from Bathurst – began the abuse when the girl was 13 months old and carried on for two years.

Michael Chase ad,mitted two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, four counts of taking indecent photographs of a child, three counts of possession of indecent photographs of a child, possession of a prohibited image of a child, possession of an extreme pornographic image and making 4,524 indecent photographs of children.

Lara Chase denied two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and one count of distributing indecent photographs of a child but was found guilty following her trial.

Detective Constable Lloyd Metselaar from Cambridgeshire Constabulary has told Connect FM described the case as “every parents’ worst nightmare.”

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