A paedophile who knew he was HIV positive was involved in a depraved plot with another child sex offender to abuse a young boy, a court heard.
Christopher Lee and Nigel Scott were jailed for a total of 12 years yesterday after a Leeds Crown Court judge heard of their “ghastly” offences.
Jailing HIV positive Lee, 39, for five years and Scott, 35, for seven years, Judge James Spencer QC said one incident involving the boy was “as bad a case as one can imagine.”
Both men admitted conspiring to commit sexual assault on a child under 13.
Full details of the abuse inflicted on the child by the pair are too distressing to publish.
Scott, of Norman Pace, Horbury, Wakefield, also admitted inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and 13 charges of making and distributing indecent images of children.
Prosecuting, Jon Gregg said police raided Scott’s home in May and recovered four laptops, a mobile phone and a camera, as well as correspondence addressed to Scott from Lee.
Officers also seized a number of vibrators, bondage equipment and a blow-up doll.
Investigations revealed Scott had 3,019 indecent images and 45 indecent movies of children.
Examinations of Scott’s mobile phone led to police uncovering a series of text messages between the two men, where they discussed child sex abuse.
The court heard Scott wasn’t aware Lee was HIV positive.
The court was told Lee, a gay bar manager, was diagnosed HIV positive last November and the offences happened when he knew he had the disease.
After hearing the shocking details of the case, Judge Spencer said: “There seems to be no limit to the depravity.”
Judge Spencer told Lee and Scott: “You share a depraved sexual interest.” He added: “That boy became a victim of your sexual depravity.”