An American nanny made videos of herself abusing a British child to send to her pedophile boyfriend, a UK court heard.
Paige Poole, who moved to London in 2018 to marry an Englishman, was heard laughing in some of the videos as she abused a one-year-old, DevonLive said.
She then sent videos and details of the abuse via WhatsApp to her married lover, 44-year-old father Ross Kingsland, who called her his “dark angel” and wrote: “You make my black heart so happy,” the court heard Tuesday. . .
Poole, 28, pleaded guilty in Exeter Crown Court to a series of disturbing offenses, including 11 sexual assaults and taking and distributing indecent photos of a child, DevonLive said.
She and Kingsland also admitted to conspiring to rape another child.
Poole was sentenced to 17 years, the last four of which could be served in the community if she complies with court-imposed rules while in prison.
Kingsland was sentenced to 15 years, also including the possibility of the last four years in the community, after pleading guilty to multiple crimes, including the complicity and sexual abuse of a child and conspiracy to assault a child.
Judge David Evans called them a “true gathering of evil minds.”
“The plain truth is that each of you is a morally corrupt pedophile, and it was the great misfortune of others that you came across,” he said, according to DevonLive.
“You have deliberately and jointly caused the most terrible anguish to quite a number of people. They have destroyed the lives of affected individuals and families, ”Evans said.
The couple were shot down last summer when Kingsland was arrested after trying to negotiate to meet and abuse two boys, ages 8 and 12, with someone who was actually an undercover officer, the court heard.
During the exchange, Kingsland, who has a prior conviction for exposing two 12-year-old girls, shared a video of a woman abusing a child, DevonLive said.
After their arrest, videos of Poole’s abuse were found on their phones.
“Kingsland and Poole are two very dangerous individuals who abused a child and brought misery to families, Detective Inspector Si Costin, Senior Investigative Officer, told DevonLive.
“The only satisfaction we can have is that the two criminals will be in prison for a long time and will not be able to hurt anyone else.
The reports did not specify where Poole was originally from in the United States, and the UK police force did not immediately respond to requests for elaboration.