A “dangerous” paedophile has been locked up for raping a three-year-old boy in a club toilet cubicle.
Ryan English was 15 when he carried out the sickening sex attack while at the venue working as a DJ.
And the 22-year-old went on to carry out further rape and sexual offences against the vulnerable child on around 20 occasions, a court heard.
He first attacked the young boy when he was working as a DJ at the club seven years ago.
English also targeted another victim in 2017, in the toilets of a different working men’s club where he was the DJ at a fifth birthday party.
Leeds Crown Court heard on that occasion English exposed himself and performed an indecent act in front of the child.
English was arrested after the incident was reported to bar staff and police were contacted.
He was convicted of three offences of rape, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and three offences of making indecent images of a child.
English was jailed for nine years at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.
Prosecuting, Louise Reevell said English downloaded sickening videos on his mobile phone of children being raped after he was released on bail.
Investigations revealed he had also been in contact with someone via WhatsApp requesting indecent images of children to be sent to him.
A victim impact statement was read to the court on behalf of the mother of English’s first victim.
She described how her son had suffered nightmares and was severely traumatised by the abuse.
Source: Daily Mirror