Vile paedophile paid mum £40 to film her child in shower and send footage to him

A depraved paedophile admitted paying a mother £40 to film her young daughter in the shower as he was convicted of a string of vile crimes.

Daniel Benton, from Helston in Cornwall, was found to have accessed 65 Category A indecent images, 71 Category B indecent images and 515 Category C images.

The 34-year-old was also found to have directed two teenagers to have sex over the internet, sexually touched a young girl – including once at a funeral – made indecent images and was in possession of extreme pornography.

Benton appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentencing for two sexual assaults of a child, two counts of causing a child to watch a sexual act, three counts of causing a child to engage in a sexual act, three charges of making indecent images of a child and possession of extreme pornography.

Cornwall Live reports that Benton admitted paying a Filipino mother £40 to film her 10-year-old daughter in the shower – and was sent the video over the internet.

He was also found to have touched a young girl – who was less than 10-years-old – on bottom and breast and showed her pornography and forced her to touch his erect penis.

He went on to share pictures of the girl with another paedophile online – an act that Judge Robert Linford declared would be unsettling for her family.

Sentencing Benton, Judge Linford said: “You effectively took away her childhood and her innocence.”

He continued: “You paid a Filipino woman to allow you to view her daughter in the shower washing her naked body. You paid £40 for this truly shocking behaviour.”

The judge also described other images collected by the paedophile showing girls as young as two or three being “penetrated”.

Judge Linford described Benton as “an ingrained paedophile” and sentenced him to seven years and eight months behind bars after finding him guilty of his crimes.

During the case, the court heard that Benton's wife is standing by him because she believes: "he is capable of change".

Benton answered a total of 14 charges – seven of which he denied and the other seven he indicated a plea of guilty.

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