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Sicko jailed for 22 years after tying up and raping baby

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Sicko: Thomas Poole (pic via Surrey Police)
Sicko: Thomas Poole (pic via Surrey Police)

A twisted rapist has been sent to jail for 22 years for horrific abuse of a baby.

Thomas Poole pleaded guilty to 14 counts of oral and anal rape of a baby aged between six and 18 months.

Poole photographed the abuse and when he shared the depraved images on an online forum with an undercover police officer he was arrested.

At the sentencing hearing yesterday in Guildford Crown Court it was revealed that Poole also had thousands of indecent images of girls aged between four and 10.

Poole had been convicted of child porn offences before.

Back in 2008, he was handed a 32-week suspended sentence after he was found guilty of possessing 15 indecent images of children.

The 31-year-old was arrested in August this year and admitted his crimes in November.

He also apologised to his wife and mother, saying he had problems with alcohol and debt.

The judge considered a life sentence for Poole before handing down a 22-year sentence for after he admitted to two counts of rape on a child under 13, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, two counts of distributing indecent images of a child under 13, four counts of taking indecent images of a child under 13 and four counts of making indecent images of a child under 13.