Vile couple raped little boy then offered his mum £30 after filming sick abuse

A sick couple who raped a little boy offered his mum £30 in cash afterwards.

David Bradbury, 55, would film the horrific abuse performed by William Gamble, 65, before offering to pay the poor little boy's mother.

Their sickening acts were discovered after they uploaded an image of child abuse, not involving the same boy, to Facebook, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Police discovered their horrific pictures and videos after raiding their home in St Helens, Merseyside.

Officers also found toys, sweets and games they would use to groom the boy.

Judge Rachel Smith told Liverpool Crown Court: "You embarked on a course of grooming and sexually abusive behaviour.

"You act as a team."

The court heard the couple "exploited" the boy and groomed him before Gamble would commit "physical acts" of abuse while Bradbury would film them, sometimes engaging in physical abuse.

In one of the indecent images discovered the boy is naked lying on his back on a rug.

And in one video the boy is seen performing a sex act on Gamble and in another Gamble is seen raping the child.

Even when Gamble and Bradbury were told they shouldn't contact the boy they continued to try.

Judge Smith said: "You persisted with it in the face of involvement of the police."

In total officers found 14 category A images, which are the most serious and include child rape, four category B images and three category C images, on devices found at the men's home, many of which were images of the boy.

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In an interview, the boy, when asked about the abuse, said he "wanted to keep secrets from himself" and "not remember it".

The court heard via a victim impact statement from the child's father, who said: "Every single day I worry about the time (his son) will be old enough to fully realise what happened to him. I dread this and know it will be a terrible day."

Both men admitted four counts of rape, two sexual assaults and two assaults by penetration, plus taking indecent videos associated with each act.

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Judge Smith branded both Bradbury and Gamble "dangerous" offenders, jailing them each for 16 years, with an extended year on licence.

Jim Smith, defending Gamble, asked the judge to take into consideration his guilty plea and said Gamble had an "evolving" understanding of the impact of his behaviour on the victim.

Paul Becker, defending Bradbury, asked the judge to consider his history of anxiety and depression and his guilty pleas.

Detective Constable Craig Doyle of Merseyside Police said: “Both of these men are very dangerous individuals.

“They acted as a team to exploit and carry out this horrendous abuse over a period of time and both men deserve to spend the rest of their lives behind bars."

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website,

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