Couple who filmed themselves abusing young girls jailed for 26 years

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Peter Taylor and Keeli Burlingham, both 33, abused five young girls (Picture: Police)
Peter Taylor and Keeli Burlingham, both 33, abused five young girls (Picture: Police)

A couple who filmed themselves sexually assaulting young girls have been jailed for 26 years. 

Peter Taylor and Keeli Burlingham, both 33, were called “predatory” by a detective assigned to the case after they were sentenced for abusing five girls at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday.

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The couple used their phones to film and photograph their victims, the court heard.

Several phones and a computer were seized from Taylor’s address in Dukinfield on April 6, 2018, following intelligence received by the police he was involved in the downloading of indecent images.

Messages on the devices revealed he had encouraged Burlingham to sexually assault one of the young victims and send pictures to him.

The couple were sentenced at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court (Picture: Getty)
The couple were sentenced at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court (Picture: Getty)

Detective Chief Inspector Judith Holmes of Greater Manchester Police’s Public Protection Unit said: “Taylor and Burlingham knew how old their victims were.

“They have absolutely no excuse for their grossly inappropriate and predatory behaviour towards children.

“This pair subjected innocent children to sickening abuse. Prison is absolutely where they belong.

“Discussions between the two planning the sexual abuse found on their phones were some of the most appalling conversations I have seen in my career.

“I hope today’s result helps the victims and their families move on from what must have been an incredibly traumatic experience.”

Police found more videos on their phones and computer showing other assaults they had carried out. 

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Taylor, from Dukinfield, was sentenced to 15 years, plus three years extended sentence.

He was found guilty of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence; sexual assault of a child under 13; taking indecent photographs of a child; making indecent photographs of a child; intentionally encouraging the commission of an offence and encouraging the commission of an offence believing it to be committed.

Burlingham, from Dukinfield, was sentenced to 11 years, plus one year extended sentence.

She was convicted of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence; Sexual assault of a child under 13; taking indecent photographs of a child; making indecent photographs of a child; Assault of a child under 13 by penetration and distributing indecent photographs of a child.

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