A husband and wife accused of sexually assaulting a 13-month-old they were babysitting have been found guilty. The case has been described by detectives as “every parent’s worst nightmare”.
A court heard that Michael and Lara Chase, from Cambridgeshire, took pictures as they abused the baby. Michael Chase, 52, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and possession of indecent and extreme images last November. However his wife denied the offences. But ass jury dismissed her claims and found her guilty of two counts of sexual assault and the distribution of indecent images which Michael had already admitted taking
During a trial at Peterborough Crown Court, she claimed they are now separated and that she would like to see her husband “hung, drawn and quartered.” Photos used during the trial included the victim being sexually assaulted by Michael Chase, with the jury deciding that Lara had been assisting him in his actions. Read more