Paedophile Chemist Jailed For 15 Years For Filming Sexual Encounter With 2-Year-Old

Judge Hilary Manley

A 30-year-old paedophile chemist who filmed his brutal attack on a 2-year-old girl has been jailed for 15 years.

The accused man, Jeremy Oketch, allegedly filmed the rape on a camcorder in 2013, the record of which left the judge and jury in a state of shock at the Manchester Crown Court on Thursday.

The only reason that the footage was found was due to an ex-girlfriend of Oketch who suspected he was cheating on her. When she found the images on his camcorder she immediately sent it to the police.

During Thursday’s hearing, Judge Hilary Manley had to adjourn the proceedings while she viewed the nearly hour-long footage in her office. She reportedly returned from the viewing noticeably pale and in shock as she struggled to speak.

As she said about what she saw, “It is of such an extremely graphic nature. It was essential to watch the footage myself. Only on watching, one can see clearly what has occurred and what the full criminality is and no description in a statement can do it justice.”

Oketch, who pleaded guilty to the charges against him, was told by Judge Manley, “[The footage] is lengthy, horrific and graphic. You present as a plausible and educated individual and you exploited that to your advantage. There is little evidence of remorse. You can provide little or no reason for why you committed these offences. You have a deeply unnatural, twisted and obsessive sexual interest in very young children.”

Following sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin of Greater Manchester Police told the court, “Having had to watch these videos, they are without doubt some of the most harrowing, sickening images you could ever see. Anyone would share our revulsion over these wicked acts being committed upon such a young child.”

Larkin added, “The judge said the footage was exceptionally disturbing, horrific, graphic and grotesque and that nobody, not a member of the public, a police officer or a judge should ever have to watch such material. I can only echo those views.”