FORMER soldier Keith Brady, who sexually abused a three-year-old girl at her Solihull home and had a ‘disturbing’ list of website names, has been branded a danger to children.
Brady had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to two charges of sexually assaulting a child and two of possessing extreme pornography – including scenes of bestiality.
Brady (31) now of High Street, Norton Caines, near Cannock, also admitted possessing prohibited ammunition, 40 Radway Green 5.56mm bullets he had kept hold of from his time in the Army.
After ruling that he poses a danger to young children in the future, Judge Andrew Lockhart QC made him subject to what is known as an extended prison sentence.
Brady was jailed for seven years and two months, of which he will have to serve at least two-thirds, and will then only be freed before serving the whole term if the Parole Board considers it safe to do so.
An NSPCC spokesman said: “Brady carried out sickening sexual assaults on a defenceless young girl. He is clearly a threat to children and has been rightly jailed.
“Abuse ruins childhoods and it’s vital that his victim now receives the necessary help and support to overcome what has happened to her.
“This case shows once again that when victims or their families speak out about abuse and seek help, offenders like Brady can be swiftly brought to justice.”
Anyone concerned about a child is urged to call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000, email [email protected] or text 88858. Children and young people can contact Childline, a free and confidential service open 24/7, on 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk.”