Life for paedophile who filmed child sex attacks

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A man who kept a video library of a campaign of sex attacks on children as young as three years old, racking up 89 separate offences, has been jailed for life.





Anthony Barron was given a minimum term of nine years before he can apply for parole and must spend his life on the sex offenders' register.

Judge Julian Hall, sentencing Barron at Oxford Crown Court said that the offences were "as serious as I think I have ever come across. I see no reason not to jail you for life."

The 54-year-old grandfather had not, said Judge Hall, demonstrated "a hint of sympathy" for his victims who he treated "as if they were toys".

He abused 11 children including two four-year-old twins over a period of nine years after befriending their parents.

He kept a stash of children's toys at his Wantage home to lure the children to his house where he would video the sexual abuse.

He would bribe the girls who ranged in age from three to 12 with sweets and ice lollies not to reveal what he had done to them.

On one occasion he abused both twin sisters on the same day, one after the other, and on another occasion he abused a child whilst her mother was in the same house, unaware of what was going on.