November 2018

Depraved couple jailed For abusing child

A man and a woman who worked together to abuse a child have been jailed.

Paula Dos-Reis, aged 28, of Greencroft Gardens in Enfield and Andrew Barker, aged 53, of  Dog Kennel Lane in Chorleywood, both pleaded guilty to a string of offences at Luton Crown Court on Friday.

Dos-Reis was charged with:

  • :: Making indecent photographs of a child between October 2014 and June 2017

  • :: Distributing indecent photographs of a child between October 2014 and June 2017

  • :: Eight counts of causing a child aged under 13 years old to engage in sexual activity. (These offences occurred between October 2014 and May 2017)

  • :: Two counts of converting criminal property between February 2013 and May 2017

Barker was charged with:

  • :: Eight counts of causing a child aged under 13 years old to engage in sexual activity. (These offences occurred between October 2014 and May 2017)

  • :: Making indecent images of children between January 2011 and June 2017

  • :: Possession of extreme pornography between January 2011 and June 2017

  • :: Possession of prohibited images of children between January 2011 and June 2017

  • :: Distribution of indecent images of children between October 2014 and June 2017

The pair had struck up a relationship which later developed into Dos-Reis providing abuse images and videos of her with a child in return for payments.

The victim was aged between two and six years old when the abuse took place.

In total Dos-Reis received around £64,000 in payments from Barker.

Sentencing them today at Luton Crown Court, His Honour Judge Andrew Goymer described the crimes as ‘horrendous’.

He jailed Dos-Reis for six years and Barker for six years and nine months. 

They have both been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and have been made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 12 years.