November 2017

Depraved Derby couple sexually assaulted young girls in a bath

A “debauched and depraved” Derby couple plied underage girls with alcohol and cigarettes before sexually assaulting them at their Chaddesden home.

“Perverted” Carl Price “acted as a director” filming his partner Heidi Randall naked in the bath with the two teenage victims.

The 40-year-old also moved the underwear of the girls so he could “focus on their private parts” as he took movies and photographs of them.

And he also filmed Randall, 39, kissing the girls and touching then sexually when they were “completely drunk” at their Mayfield Road property during the summer of 2015

Judge Robert Egbuna, jailing Price for five years and Randall for two years at Derby Crown Court, said: “Your behaviour was debauched and it was depraved and in your own words, Mr Price, the images and movies were ‘sick’.

“You chose to allow three children into your home and within a short period you plied them with alcohol and gave them cigarettes.

“Your actions were a deliberate ploy to facilitate a situation where you could engage in inappropriate sexual activity or photograph them for your own sexual gratification.

“I have no doubt that part of your behaviour involved grooming. I make it clear that I see you, Mr Price, as the one who directed this but you, Heidi Randall, engaged these girls in sexual activity.

“During the trial I could even hear you, Mr Price, laughing as you filmed these girls when they were extremely drunk and, on at least one occasion, you moved their underwear so you could zoom in on their private parts.”

Matthew Lowe, prosecuting, said the offending took place during the summer holidays of 2015.

He said: “Mr Price and Miss Randall allowed three teenage girls to come to their home. They plied them with cigarettes and alcohol, on a number of occasions, to the point where some of them became extremely drunk.

“Their intoxication gave both of the defendants the opportunity to engage in wholly inappropriate sexual behaviour with them.”

Mr Lowe said Price and Randall would get the girls drunk and then persuade them to strip and engage in sexual activity with Randall.

He said: “There would be kissing and sexual contact between the girls themselves and with Heidi Randall.

“All of that was encouraged and, on most occasions, encouraged by Carl Price.

“Carl Price would take moving image and photographs of the girls naked in the bath together and sometimes with Miss Randall.

“One of the photographs shows one of the victims lying drunk next to the toilet and another shows the girls dancing around a pole that had been erected in the living room of the house.

“Carl Price was recording what was going on and is heard telling them what to do. He is effectively directing what they girls should do.”

Mr Lowe said the offending came to light when one of the girls posted something on Facebook in the Autumn of 2015 and the authorities were alerted by her cousin.

One of the girls was in court to hear her own victim impact statement read out.

In it, she said her “behaviour spiralled out of control” following the incidents, she lost her appetite and contemplated suicide.

Another victim said that, when she thinks about what happened to her, she “feels sick and weird” and on the occasion she has seen someone in the street who looks like Price “she feels her heart racing”.

Randall pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child and gave evidence at Price’s trial where he was found guilty by a jury of the same charge and which forced the victims to relive their ordeal in court.

As well as the prison terms, both Price and Randall were handed sexual harm prevention orders which will limit their contact with under 18s in the future.

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