Woman admits to being paid $2900 to live-stream footage of her abusing a young girl for three years
According to a release by the National Crime Agency, 33-year-old Christine Callaghan, from Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, streamed the abuse she was paid to do via Skype.
A British woman has admitted to four child sexual abuse charges that include live streaming the footage of herself doing the deed for at least three years at an Isleworth Crown Court. According to a release by the National Crime Agency, 33-year-old Christine Callaghan, from Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, streamed the abuse she was paid to do via Skype.
According to the release, Callaghan was paid £2,285 ($2919) by an automotive engineer named Dean Petley, from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. 30-year-old Petley admitted to 11 charges last month and was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was identified as being involved in the online pedophilia ring through another case. Authorities found screenshots of conversations between Callaghan and Petley over two years that also included photos of her "abusing the girl with a small window of Petley watching it." He had told her how to sexually assault the child.
The investigation into these two was sparked after the agency looked into a 30-year-old woman named Jodie Little, who was jailed in August for sexual abuse of children online. Little went to prison for 12 years. She had been "financially motived" and had been operating under online avatars of 'DevilBitch 666' and 'DomTabooSlut' and admitted to nine charges after being caught. Although she operated from her base in Cyprus, she was convicted through Section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which allows Britishers to be "prosecuted for crimes committed abroad", the Agency said. She had been deported from Cyprus for overstaying after her visa had expired.
Petley and Little had chats that showed that he had asked her to do various sexual acts while the children were in front of her as well as sexually abuse two kids. Among one of the 10 files that Little had sent him, one of them contained evidence of her sexually abusing a young female child while also "talking graphically about the child being raped", the agency said. More evidence of pedophilia was found on the further probe of his encrypted hard drive at home, including a 10-minute video of Callaghan assaulting a young child.
Jason Booth, NCA operations manager, said in a statement, "Petley’s and Callaghan’s convictions were only possible because of our determination to make Jodie Little face justice. Distance is not a barrier for the NCA in pursuing UK child sex offenders wherever they are. The investigation into Little has unraveled other leads that our policing partners are working on. There is no greater priority for us than protecting children."