A WEARSIDE paedophile encouraged a pregnant nursery nurse he met over the internet to abuse two children and send him the sickening pictures.
Depraved Paul Dent was sent photos by Marie Raison of her sexually touching a baby of eight months and a girl of five.
Registered sex offender Dent, of North Avenue, Usworth, and Raison, 25, met on an internet dating website and began sex chat.
Raison was pregnant with another man’s child when she committed the offences between May and July last year.
When Dent, 29, was arrested in July by Northumbria Police he told the officers he was trying to see how far she would go.
Both pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court in East London, to two charges of conspiracy to commit sexual activity with a child and one charge of conspiracy to take indecent photographs of children.
They were each jailed for six years, while Dent will serve an extra 12 months after triggering a suspended sentence from 2012.
Three counts of encouraging and assisting in the commission of an offence, two of sexual activity with a child and eight of possession of indecent photographs of a child were all left to lie on file.
Detective Constable Nancy Smith from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said the offences were carried for Dent’s “sexual gratification”.
She added: “Throughout the investigation the woman has blamed others around her but all of the evidence was gathered.
“The sentence handed down reflects the gravity of the offending.”
Prosecutor Charlotte Newell said Dent told Raison, Whalebone Lane South, Dagenham, Essex, he wanted to visit her and made it clear that his sexual fantasies included sex with children.
Their scheme was only discovered when a friend of Raison’s found the messages on her phone.
Officers began investigating and arrested Raison.
They found messages on her phone from Dent asking the woman to sexually abuse two children. There were also images on her laptop of children being sexually abused.
When Dent was arrested, he said he was angry about the ratio of men to women that had been convicted of child sex offences and had amassed the messages to see how far she would go.