Child abuse was streamed live to gang, jury hears
10 April 2015
Paedophiles who raped and abused a baby and a young boy streamed attacks online for other members of an alleged child sex ring to watch, a court has heard.
Those involved - who preyed on young families - travelled long distances to carry out attacks together, Bristol Crown Court was told.
Attacks were streamed live using hi-tech video software, prosecutors said.
Matthew Stansfield, 34, from Hampshire, and John Denham, 49, from Wiltshire, both deny conspiring to rape a child.
Prosecutor Robert Davies told the jury that the evidence in the case would "take you into a world you wish did not exist".
"The evidence exposes the shocking interest a group of men had in sexually abusing children and babies - particularly pre-school children and babies," he said.
"A real baby was for certain abused and raped by some of those involved."....
They would connect to the internet using the "dark web" - hiding their online activity - the jury heard....