Southend paedophile jailed for sexually abusing baby

A paedophile who filmed himself sexually abusing a baby has been jailed for more than 12 years. 

Kieron Barr was arrested at his home in Southend on 25 November last year after information was received that connected him to the distribution of indecent images of children.

Barr’s phone was examined and officers found conversations between him and others where he had distributed images of children including of himself abusing a baby.

The information about his activities came to light after authorities in Canada intercepted a conversation between Barr and someone else online.

Canadian authorities alerted the National Crime Agency who identified Barr from his online presence and referred the information to our Police Online Investigation Team (POLIT) on 25 November.

Barr, 38, of Southend, was charged and admitted one count of rape, two counts of assault by penetration, three counts of taking an indecent image of a child, and three counts of distributing indecent images of a child.

At Basildon Crown Court, he was jailed for 12 years and six months and he will serve five years on licence.

He was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and he is subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.