December 2018

Hull man raped girl, 2, in disgusting catalogue of depraved child sex crimes

A man who took pictures of himself raping a two-year-old girl has been caught by police.

Terry Coneyworth, of Derwent Avenue, east Hull, sexually assaulted and raped the toddler before uploading pictures of him doing so to the internet.

The 31-year-old has admitted a total of 19 sexual offences charges in what one police officer described as “the most serious and disturbing case I have dealt with in my 16 years of service”.

Police discovered the sick images on his electronic devices in a raid on his home, but also found evidence of an online chat where Coneyworth talked about raping and sexually assaulting another young girl.

Detective Constable Gregg Anderson said: “Coneyworth committed the most serious sexual offences against an extremely young girl and I believe that had we not caught him when we did, he would have continued with his depraved actions.

“The content of his online chat also suggested that he had another victim in mind, so we are extremely glad that we stopped him when we did and prevented the possible abuse of other children.

“Our thoughts remain with his victim and her family and hope that with their continued love and support she will be able to recover from what has happened to her and rebuild her life.

“I would also like to thank them for their bravery throughout the investigation.

“This has not been an easy case to deal with and I also want to commend the professionalism, care and dedication shown by my team and our partners, including the Crown Prosecution Service and National Crime Agency, in helping us to quickly secure this conviction.

“Finally, I would like to urge anyone who has information or concerns about this kind of offending to call us on 101. We will always listen and support you in any way we can.”

Coneyworth’s sick offences came to light last month after the National Crime Agency alerted the specialist Internet Sex Offenders team that someone in Hull had taken pictures of a child being sexually abused and uploaded them to a website.

Humberside Police teams traced the address and established the photos had been taken at that location.

Coneyworth was arrested that day, his computer equipment and phone were seized and he was later remanded into custody.

On December 21 he appeared at Hull Crown Court, where he admitted:

  • •Rape of a child under the age of 13

    •Five counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13

    •Three counts of taking indecent photographs of a child

    •Six counts of distributing indecent photographs of a child

    •Three counts of making indecent photographs of a child

    •Possession of extreme pornography.

The exact date for the sentencing is yet to be set, but is likely to be in early February.