Ju;y 2023

Paedophile filmed himself sexually abusing baby for his own pleasure

A paedophile who filmed himself raping a baby and sharing the images and recordings with other paedos online has been jailed for 14 years.

Rodney Morgan – formerly of Swindon – who now lives in Cae Brynton Road in Newport, distributed 1,219 images of children and made 8,985 more by recording footage of him abusing an infant.

The 56-year-old appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Thursday to be sentenced for a string of child sex offences. He was jailed for 14 years, and after he is released, he will be closely monitored by the authorities for another five years on an extended licence period.

Morgan pleaded guilty to the rape of a child, assault of a child by touching, attempted rape of a child, distributing images of children, two counts of taking an indecent image of a child, two counts of making indecent images of children, and three counts of assault of a child by penetration.

Officers from Wiltshire Police’s Child Internet Exploitation Team arrested Morgan in September 2022 after receiving information that he had uploaded an indecent image of a child online.

During a police interview, the full extent of his horrific crimes came to light.