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A convicted pervert who filmed himself performing sickening sex acts on a young girl has been jailed for 10 years.
James Milner, 69, subjected the girl to horrific abuse and then sold the video recordings.
Several tapes were found when police raided his caravan in Sheppey last year. One clip showed mother-of-three Amanda May also taking part in the abuse.
Maidstone Crown Court heard Milner had asked the girl if she wanted to be a model and then, on a boat in Rochester, he directed the naked youngster on how to pose and paid her £10 to £30.
Prosecutor Jennifer Knight said the footage also featured a naked Milner looking at the camera as he molested the youngster.
Milner, of Croydon, South London, admitted eight charges of sexual assault, seven of making indecent photographs, six of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, four of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, two of oral rape, two of sexual activity with a child and one of failing to comply with notification requirements between November 2004 and April 2006.
May, 34, of Woolwich, South East London, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after admitting charges that included sexual assault and perverting the course of justice.
"may can be seen smiling towards the camera and waiting for milner's directions…” – jennifer knight
Milner asked the girl if she wanted to be a model and then undressed her, said Miss Knight. He videoed her posing for the camera, putting men’s ties across her body and in various positions.
May at first told police she had never been in a relationship with Milner.
But police found footage of her and Milner "engaged in sexual intimacy" with each other, as well as the video recording of her abusing the girl as Milner filmed it.
"May can be seen smiling towards the camera and waiting for Milner’s directions," added Miss Knight.
Throughout the hearing, bespectacled Milner, who is blind in one eye and suffers from arthritis, sat with his head bowed.
Milner and May were made subject to a sexual offences prevention order and their names will be on the sex offenders’ register.
In an unusual move, they did not appear together in the dock. The prosecution outlined the case against them separately and sentence was passed separately.
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