Boy, 17, filmed himself raping baby before sexually assaulting schoolgirl

Police found videos Callum Scott recorded of himself raping an 18-month-old baby (Pictures: Herts Live/BPM Media)

A ‘depraved’ teenage paedophile who filmed himself raping a baby has been jailed for more than eight years.

Callum Scott, 17, was handed in to police by his own grandmother who recognised him from CCTV issued as part of an appeal by officers investigating a separate sex attack on an 11-year-old girl.

The youngster was targeted not long after leaving Letchworth Station in Hertfordshire in November 2019. After stalking her into an alleyway Scott grabbed the schoolgirl from behind, put a hand over her mouth to stifle her screams and molested her.

Following his arrest police seized a number of his devices and found a horde of child sex abuse images, both real and animated. More disturbingly they also discovered clips of a series of horrific assaults Scott himself had carried out on an 18-month-old child and videoed in the preceding months.

A teenage paedophile filmed himself raping an 18-month-old baby just weeks before he stalked a schoolgirl and sexually abused her in an alleyway. The boy, aged just 17, had not been named or identified throughout the court process - but that has now changed following a successful challenge by HertsLive. Callum Scott was handed in to police by his own grandmother in the aftermath of his unprovoked attack on the 11-year-old schoolgirl in Letchworth. But this was just the start. As the investigation progressed further, the horrific and disturbing nature of his offending became clear. CAPTION Callum Scott

Callum Scott was called ‘depraved’ by detectives after he was jailed for eight years and five months (Picture: Herts Live/BPM Media)

The teenager pleaded guilty to a total of 15 sex offences at St Alban’s Crown Court, including rape of a girl under 13, assaulting a girl under 13 by touching, taking indecent photographs of a child and making indecent photographs of a child. He was jailed for eight years and five months.

Judge Philip Grey agreed to lift a reporting restriction which would have prohibited publication of anything leading to his identification until his 18th birthday in July following an application by HertsLive.

He said ‘there is no doubt’ that Scott ‘is extremely dangerous to children’.

The court heard the 11-year-old victim is now too scared to walk to school by herself and her mother has had to take time off from work to support her.

She has kept the attack secret from her friends and often wakes up in the middle of the night in tears at the memory of it.

Her parents also have trouble sleeping, it was said.

Judge Grey told Scott: ‘These are just some of the many examples which demonstrate the terrible impact that your selfish actions have had on her and will doubtless continue to have for a long time to come.

‘You have changed her life forever at a particularly formative age.

‘It must be terribly hard for her, trying to portray an outwardly normal disposition to her peers while dealing with all of this without the release of confiding in at least some of her closer friends.

‘I hope that hearing some of these words and knowing the outcome of this case will give her some comfort as she works to rebuild her life.’

A teenage paedophile filmed himself raping an 18-month-old baby just weeks before he stalked a schoolgirl and sexually abused her in an alleyway. The boy, aged just 17, had not been named or identified throughout the court process - but that has now changed following a successful challenge by HertsLive. Callum Scott was handed in to police by his own grandmother in the aftermath of his unprovoked attack on the 11-year-old schoolgirl in Letchworth. But this was just the start. As the investigation progressed further, the horrific and disturbing nature of his offending became clear. CAPTION CCTV footage of Callum Scott

Scott was reported to police by his grandmother who recognised him from CCTV issued as part of an appeal following a sex attack on an 11-year-old girl (Picture: Herts Live/BPM Media)

DC David Milbourn and DC Sarah Phillips, who work in Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Joint Child Protection Investigation Team, both investigated the case.

The former said: ‘There is no doubt that he is extremely dangerous to children. The prison sentence he received demonstrates not only the seriousness of the case but will further prevent the exploitation of innocent children.’

DC Phillips added: ‘The defendant is now in detention, where his activities will be stringently monitored to ensure he no longer poses a risk to children.

‘We hope their abuser’s depraved actions do not have a far-reaching impact on their future.’

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