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.”