FOUR vulnerable children were forced to perform sex acts with each other and animals while being filmed, a judge in a family court heard, The Sun reports. The youngsters, who are aged between eight and 14 and are all in care, were taken to a hotel by “a man they knew” and coerced into sexual activity while being watched by a number of people.
A string of abuse including sexual activity with a dog, rabbit – which is said to have run away frightened – and other animals, was reported to authorities. The victims are the responsibility of Coventry City Council and child welfare social workers asked the judge to investigate when a series of claims were made.
The organiser of the “meet-ups” is allegedly a man that all the children knew. They told investigators they had travelled to Birmingham on a bus and were taken to a hotel – where the abuse took place. All of the activity was captured on video.
Judge Hilary Watson said some of the “suggestions” may seem “fantastical” but concluded they were likely the “grim reality”. Her findings were a result of analysing evidence at a family court hearing in Coventry. But the man accused denied all allegations and told the court the “children are not telling the truth”.
Judge Watson commented: “In my judgment, the children are telling the truth when they describe being taken to a hotel where they had wine and tablets and were made to perform sexual acts watched by other people. “It is suggested that the accounts are not to be believed because the children report sexual activity with (a) dog and other animals.
“A rabbit was described as being frightened… and running off. “Such suggestions might seem fantastical but become a grim reality when seen in the context of my findings that the children have been made to perform sexual activities with each other for the sexual gratification of (the man), for the video camera, and for other people.”
Judge Watson added: “It is highly probable that the children were made to perform sexual acts on animals.” The man denied threatening or harming the children. When speaking about the accused she concluded: “(He) created a climate of fear and the children were compliant to his requests through fear.
“He threatened them with violence which was not used because the threat was enough.” “(He) has orchestrated sexual activity between children for his personal sexual gratification.”