Ipswich: Man warned he faces jail for paying a woman �1,000 to let him sexually assault six-year-old daughter

AN UNEMPLOYED Ipswich man has been warned that he faces a jail sentence after being found guilty of paying a woman �1,000 to let him sexually assault her six-year-old daughter.

Kelvin Sadler, 50, of Stoke Park Drive had denied arranging the commission of a child sex offence between October 27 and November 5 last year but was found guilty by a jury.

Sadler had earlier pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of a child and possessing extreme pornographic images of adults having sex with animals.

Adjourning sentence for a pre-sentence report Judge John Devaux said it was inevitable that Sadler would be jailed.

During Sadler’s trial at Ipswich Crown Court a jury heard that text messages from him were found by police on a telephone belonging to a 35-year-old woman from Sheffield in November last year which showed he was arranging for her to bring her daughter to him so that he could sexually abuse her.

In the messages Sadler allegedly told the woman what he would like to do to the child and said he would give her �1,000 to help pay off her debts.

John Farmer, prosecuting, said the woman had been contacted by Sadler on an internet site and when her phone came into the possession of the police all messages written by her had been deleted and the only ones left were from Sadler. Giving evidence during the trial Sadler claimed he was playing out a fantasy in the text messages and wouldn’t have sexually abused a child.

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He said he had given the woman �1,000 because she kept saying she was in debt and needed money desperately.