A couple who raped two children under the age of 10 have been jailed for 22 years.about:blank
Rachel Burrows, 37, and her partner Kevin Prewitt, 37, carried out a campaign of “inhuman and sadistic” sexual abuse against the victims.
They were caught in their “horrific” act in April last year, when police went to both their homes and seized mobile phones and tablets.
A 10-second indecent film was discovered on Prewitt’s phone.
This led police officers to discover indecent images of children on both his phone and his partner’s phone.
Ipswich Crown Court heard a psychological report found both their young victims are likely to develop complex post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Prewitt and Burrows, of Lowestoft, Suffolk, both admitted multiple serious charges of sexual abuse of a child – including rape.
They were jailed on Tuesday for 22 years each.
DI Simon Bridgland, of Suffolk Police, said: “This was an horrific crime and the two perpetrators will have a long time to reflect on their actions.
“It was a very emotive case which will leave a lasting effect on all those involved and we commend the professionalism of everyone who assisted the investigation.
“We remain jointly committed to the protection of children and young people who are at risk of abuse and neglect.
“And more resources than ever are being directed to deal with reports of sexual abuse.”
He added: “Working effectively with partners in the public and charitable sectors, our combined aim is to prevent harm to those being abused, to safeguard vulnerable children and young people and to bring offenders to justice.
“All children have a right to be safe and protected from harm.”
Prewitt admitted three charges of making indecent images of children, and two offences of inciting or causing child exploitation.
Burrows admitted three charges of taking indecent images of children, and an offence of inciting or causing a child to engage in sexual activity.