May 2022

Depraved woman sexually assaulted and raped child with two men

A depraved woman who sexually assaulted and raped a child with two other men has been given a life sentence for sexual offences against children yesterday (Friday 13th May) following an extensive joint investigation by Merseyside Police and St Helens Social Care.

Alongside two men, the woman plotted to charge for child sexual abuse to pay for a house with a cellar.

Vicki Bevan carried out some of her appalling sexual fantasies alongside Paul Rafferty and Tony Hutton by raping and abusing a young girl.

Bevan also spent time discussing with another man their desire to “kidnap, rape, torture, kill and then eat children” after sexually abusing them.

During a previous court case in June 2021 a phone of a convicted paedophile showed indecent images and videos of children sent by a mobile number that was linked to Vicki Bevan.

Further messages and images alleged that Vicki was sexually abusing children with two other men.

The evidence led to a search being conducted of Vicki’s home address where numerous devices including laptops and a mobile phone were found with several indecent images of children that were shared with two men Tony Hutton and Paul Rafferty.

Bevan was arrested on Monday 25th October 2021 and was charged with 11 offences the following day.

Further charges were then added to Bevan’s indictment at court and she was charged with a total of 34 offences.

After all pleading guilty at Liverpool Crown Court in January 2022 Vicki Bevan of Napier Street, St Helens was today given a life sentence with a minimum term of 10 years

She was convicted of child rape, five counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, making indecent images, three counts of distributing indecent photographs of a child and two counts of possessing extreme pornography.

Paul Rafferty, 62, of Fry Street, St Helens was jailed for 10 years with an extended four year license for the rape of a child under 13, assaulting a child under the age of 13 by penetration, sexual assault of a child under 13, three counts of making indecent photographs of a child, one count of making an indecent photograph and two counts of making indecent photographs.

Tony Hutton, 42, of Liverpool Street, St Helens was jailed for four years for sexual assault of a child under 13 and two counts of taking indecent photographs.

At a previous hearing in March, Bevan laughed and smiled with the prison officers in the dock before wiping away tears with a white tissue when the judge came into court. She showed no remorse throughout the court process.