Paedophile arrested after toddler used doll to show mum where he touched her

An evil paedophile kept videos of his sickening sex attacks in his bedside table.

Graham Marsden, of Dodthorpe, Hull originally denied raping two young children before pleading guilty at Hull Crown Court to assault by penetration of a child under the age of 13.

A mother of a toddler he raped, noticed her daughter had red sores and she pointed at part of a doll's body saying "that’s where he hurt me".

In a raid for evidence, officers found a device by Marsden's bed storing 13,000 indecent images of children, including images of the abuse he committed on the child.

HullLive reports that it was also revealed in court that back in 2014 Marsden was accused of sexually assaulting another, older girl over a two-year period.

She found the courage to tell others what Marsden had been doing to her but felt pressured into withdrawing her allegations after he branded her a liar, the court heard.

"You were outraged at being accused by her," said Recorder Sandiford QC. "You knew she was speaking the truth. She withdrew her complaint against you feeling pressured.

"As far as she is concerned your lies must have greatly increased her pain of what you had done to her. She was a child and you were an adult and you knew the damage that was.

"You alone were responsible for your actions to abuse her and she must not think that she is the first child who finds herself coming under such pressure as she did to withdraw her truthful allegations.

"It is something this court sees again and again. She is not to blame for what happened thereafter."

Over the following years Marsden amassed a collection of 13,000 indecent images in total, the court heard.

Stored on devices that were found in his bedside table, police found 513 category A images, the worst of their kind in terms of the content of the images.

Recorder Sandiford QC said: "By January 2021, your offending had escalated with disturbing similarities to some of the images you had an interest in."

The girl also revealed that Marsden took photographs as he sexually abused her and later told police: "He is bad."

Marsden's DNA was later found on the girl's pants, prosecuting barrister Richard Thompson revealed to the court.

On Monday, March 29, he appeared in court via video link to be sentenced for nine sexual offences against children, which included four counts of sexual assault, one count of taking indecent images of children and three counts of making indecent images of children, as well as the rape of a child under the age of 13.

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"She has become an extremely anxious and scared little girl," said Recorder Sandiford QC, referring to Marsden’s youngest victim. "She has disturbed sleep and has tantrums about five to six times a day.

"You seek to blame these offences on voices in your head, although there is no evidence you are suffering from a psychiatric illness. You deny having any sexual interest or gratification from what you have done.

"I’m afraid the view I take is that you are simply seeking to avoid what is obvious, in that you have a sexual interest in very young children."

Marsden will serve up to 17 years in prison before he is considered for parole and could serve an extended sentence of three years in custody if he is still deemed as a danger to members of the public.

Once he is released, he must adhere to the terms of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life and will forever be registered as a sex offender.

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

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