Kevin Barnett is now free and living in Southport
Susan Barnett has changed her name to Lilli McGuire and has recently moved to Liverpool
Nikita Moore aka Nicola Williams (pictured below) is now back living in Barrow after a brief spell in Cockermouth
Photo below is Nikita Moore aka Nicola Williams (taken August 2017) She is now pregnant with twins & has dyed her hair again
THREE “utterly depraved” paedophiles jailed
Three “utterly depraved” paedophiles – a married couple and another woman – have been jailed for plotting sickening sex attacks on young children.
Married couple Kevin and Susan Barnett and Nikita Moore shared plans to rape and sexually assault children on online messaging service WhatsApp.
Kevin Barnett, aged 28, of Rawlinson Street in Barrow, received a six year prison sentence for one count of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sexual offence, jointly with his wife Susan Barnett, and two counts of conspiracy to commit a child sexual offence, jointly with 22-year-old co-defendant Nikita Moore.
The two female defendants, who were living together in Barnfield Lane, sobbed in court as Susan Barnett, 28, was handed a four and a half year sentence and Moore a four year sentence.
All three were convicted of sharing plans to rape and sexually assault young children in June 2014, via online messaging service WhatsApp, after a two and a half week trial in December.
Judge Christopher Cornwall, passing sentence at Preston Crown Court today (Tuesday), described how extreme sexual exchanges between Kevin Barnett and the two women descended into plans to abuse children.
He said: “By this time you had all sunk so low and your thinking was so distorted that all basic, fundamental morality protecting children from adult sexual provision was simply absent.”
Susan Barnett was told it was to her “eternal shame” that she did not react with “outrage” to her husband’s twisted suggestions.
Moore, who began an affair with Kevin Barnett following the funeral of her partner in October 2013, shared “violent sexual fantasies” with him involving giving birth to a child for them to abuse together.
She also shared indecent photos of children, and spoke of her desire to see him rape a young child.
Judge Cornwall said: “The offences were committed in quite extraordinary circumstances in which two women were so desperate to rekindle their relationships with Kevin Barnett, that they were prepared to indulge his every terrible whim.
“The content of the messages was truly horrific and utterly depraved.”
Judge Cornwall accepted that other than indecent images being shared, there was no evidence that any other physical abuse was enacted on children by the three defendants.
Kevin Barnett was described as a “baneful influence” on the two women, and was said to have “little understanding” of the harm he had caused.
Sentencing Susan Barnett, Judge Cornwall said: “You have a heavy burden to carry which you will be judged on for some considerable time to come.”
As well as the conspiracy and facilitation offences, Kevin Barnett and Moore were sentenced to six months, running concurrently with their other prison sentences, for possession of indecent images of children.
The Barnett’s each received six month concurrent sentences for possession of extreme pornographic images involving sexual activity with dogs and horses.
All three defendants were banned from working with children and ordered to sign the sex offender’s register indefinitely.
They also received a Sexual Offences Prevention Order placing severe restrictions on any future use of the internet, computers or devices capable of digitally storing images.
TWISTED trio from Barrow who planned the sexual abuse of children have been found guilty on all charges
A jury took two and a half hours to reach a unanimous verdict against Kevin Barnett, his wife Susan Barnett and Nikita Moore at Preston Crown Court today.
The Barnetts, both 28, faced two charges of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sexual offence, while Kevin Barnett, together with Nikita Moore, also faced two charges of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child.
At the time of the offences Susan Barnett and Moore lived together in Barnfield Lane, Barrow, while Kevin Barnett lived at an address in Rawlinson Street.
Their sick plans came to light after text messages were discovered on Kevin Barnett’s phone by police following his arrest for an unrelated matter.