Couple jailed for 22 years for 'inhuman and sadistic' sex abuse and rape of two children under 10

Ellen Manning
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Kevin Prewitt and Rachel Burrows were jailed at Ipswich Crown Court. (Suffolk Police)

A couple have been jailed for more than two decades after a campaign of "inhuman and sadistic" sex abuse and rape of two young children.

Rachel Burrows and her partner Kevin Prewitt, both 37, were jailed for 22 years at Ipswich Crown Court after admitting multiple serious charges of sexual abuse of a child, including rape, of two youngsters under the age of 10. 

The couple were caught in April 2020 when police found a 10-second indecent film on Prewitt's phone, followed by the discovery of indecent images of children on both his phone and Burrows' after seizing their devices from their home in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

A psychological report heard at Ipswich Crown Court found that both their young victims are likely to develop complex post-traumatic stress disorder following their abuse.

Crown Court building in central Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK. (Photo by: Geography Photos/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The couple were jailed for 22 years at Ipswich Crown Court. (Getty)

Detective Inspector Simon Bridgland, from Suffolk Police, said: "This was an horrific crime and the two perpetrators will have a long time to reflect on their actions.

"It was a very emotive case which will leave a lasting effect on all those involved and we commend the professionalism of everyone who assisted the investigation.

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"We remain jointly committed to the protection of children and young people who are at risk of abuse and neglect.

"And more resources than ever are being directed to deal with reports of sexual abuse."

He added: "Working effectively with partners in the public and charitable sectors, our combined aim is to prevent harm to those being abused, to safeguard vulnerable children and young people and to bring offenders to justice.

"All children have a right to be safe and protected from harm."

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