Paedophile babysitter Red Saunders jailed for raping girl

A photography student who posed as a babysitter and filmed himself abusing girls has been jailed for life. Red Saunders, 23, tricked the parents of two girls, aged six and eight, into allowing him to spend hours "playing games" with them. Saunders, of Merstham in Redhill, Surrey, was told he would have to serve a minimum of eight years in prison for the rape of the eight-year-old. The Old Bailey judge said Saunders was so dangerous be may never be released. Saunders was able to get access to children despite being placed on the sex offenders register in 2005. He pleaded guilty to 24 charges, including raping the eight-year-old girl, sexual assault, inciting children to engage in sexual activity and making and possessing indecent images images of children. He had taken more than 4,000 videos and photographs of young girls. Saunders had advertised as a babysitter and abused the two girls after their parents placed adverts on the Gumtree website. Judge Peter Rook told Saunders: "You are obsessed with young girls. "You have acted out your sexual fantasies. Your conduct amounts to every parent's nightmare." If you or somebody you know were subject to abuse please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.


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