A 35 year-old man from Whalley Range has been described as “devoid of any conscience” and “vile” after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the rape of a toddler.
In July of last year, police were alerted to filmed video footage of Jeremy Oketch, a pharmacist, raping a two year-old girl.
Oketch was immediately arrested and his computer seized. The High-Tech Crime Unit found footage that Oketch had filmed of himself raping the girl on two occasions, dated December 2013 and July 2014, on several computers taken from his home.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin said, “I cannot even begin to comprehend what would possess a man to commit such vile, repulsive acts upon an innocent two-year-old girl who could neither understand what was happening, nor fight back nor even tell anyone what had happened.
“Filming the abuse proves Oketch pre-planned what he was going to do to that little girl. That he did this not once but twice proves this man is utterly devoid of any conscience. “
As well as a 15- year prison sentence, Oketch was given a further eight years on licence and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.