Keeli Burlingham and Peter Taylor
A twisted couple who filmed their sickening abuse of five young girls have been jailed for 26 years.
A detective investigating the case described the text messages sent between Peter Taylor and Keeli Burlingham as 'some of the most appalling' she had read in her career.
Taylor and Burlingham, both 33, used their phones to film and to take pictures of their victims and document the attacks, a court heard.
Police raided the couple's home in Dukinfield, Tameside, Manchester, in April 2018 after a tip-off, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Officers seized several phones and a computer, discovering messages on one of the devices which revealed that Taylor had encouraged his partner Burlingham to molest a young girl.
Burlingham then carried out the sexual assault and send indecent images of the attack to her partner.
Videos by Taylor and Burlingham of other assaults they carried out were also found on their phones and computer police said.
The pair were found to have abused five young girls.
They denied all offences they were charged with.
Taylor was found guilty of sexual assault of a girl under 13; arranging of facilitating the commission of a sexual offence; taking indecent photographs of a child; making indecent photographs of a child; intentionally encouraging the commission of an offence; and encouraging the commission of an offence believing it to be committed.
He was jailed for 15 years at Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday, January 17.
Burlingham was convicted of sexual assault of a child under 13; assault of a child under 13 by penetration; arranging of facilitating the commission of a sexual offence; taking indecent photographs of a child; making indecent photographs of a child; and distributing indecent photographs of a child.
She was sentenced to 11 years, plus a one-year extended sentence.
Detective Chief Inspector Judith Holmes, of GMP’s Public Protection Unit, said: “Taylor and Burlingham knew how old their victims were. They have absolutely no excuse for their grossly inappropriate and predatory behaviour towards children"