Couple who planned to sexually abuse babies and traded child porn walk out of prison decade early

A married couple who planned to drug and rape babies is now free, having been released from jail years before their sentences were up, as reported by Metro UK.

Kevin and Susan Barnett, 31, were both found guilty of arranging the commission of a child sexual offense in 2015 after British police found dozens of WhatsApp messages in which the pair planned their cruel acts. Additionally, the pair traded child porn, pleading guilty to offenses relating to indecent images of children.

A third person also took part in these disgusting text exchanges. Nikita Moore, 26, was Kevin’s mistress and, after being revealed to Susan, began trading horrific images of children and planning to take part in the sexual abuse of babies. According to court documents, Moore and Kevin discussed having a baby together so they could abuse it. She was convicted of conspiracy to commit child sexual offenses, telling the court that she thought about abusing children “all the time.” Moore was also released after serving only a fraction of her sentence, according to The Mail.

Summing up the case, Judge Christopher Cornwell told the jury: ‘You have heard the text exchange which at times no doubt disgusted you. We could go on and on with the disgust but the central question never goes away. Was there a conclusive agreement and was there an agreement that it should be put into action?”

The jury agreed that there had been a conclusive agreement and all three adults were sentenced to serve over 14 years each. However, they were recently granted parole, after serving just over three years. The courts have not released information as to why they were paroled early, only that a panel took several factors into consideration, including behavior in prison, how likely they are to re-offend and if they are a danger to the public.

All three pedophiles have been placed on probation and must join the sex offenders registry.

[Featured Image: Preston Crown Court]