As he was convicted of a string of vile crimes, a depraved paedophile admitted paying a mother £ 40 to film her young daughter in the shower.
It was discovered that 65 Category A indecent images, 71 Category B indecent images and 515 Category C images were accessed by Daniel Benton, from Helston in Cornwall.
The 34-year-old was also found to have directed two girls to have sex on the internet, sexually touched a young girl who made lewd photographs and was in possession of extreme pornography, including once at a funeral.
Benton appeared before Truro Crown Court on charges of sentencing a child for two sexual offences, two counts of forcing a child to see a sexual act, three counts of causing a child to engage in a sexual act, three counts of creating obscene photographs of a child and possession of serious pornography.
Benton admitted paying a Filipino mother £ 40 to film her 10-year-old daughter in the shower and was sent the video over the internet, Cornwall Live notes.
He was also discovered to have kissed the bottom and breast of a young girl who was less than 10 years old and showed her pornography and forced her to touch his erect penis.
He went on to exchange the girl’s pictures with another online paedophile, an act that Judge Robert Linford declared would annoy her family.
Judge Linford, sentencing Benton, said: “You practically took her childhood and her innocence away.”
“You paid a Filipino woman to allow you to see her daughter washing her naked body in the tub,” he added. For this utterly surprising conduct, you charged £ 40.
The judge also identified other photographs that the paedophile obtained showing girls being ‘penetrated’ as young as two or three.
Judge Linford described Benton as “an ingrained pedophile” and, after finding him guilty of his crimes, sentenced him to seven years and eight months behind bars.
The court discovered during the case that Benton’s wife was standing by him because she insists that “he is capable of improvement.”
A total of 14 charges were answered by Benton, 7 of which he denied and the other seven suggested a guilty plea.