DETECTIVES have secured justice against a former Filey man who raped a boy, incited a girl to engage in sexual activity and filmed himself having sex with a dog.

Kyle Stephenson, aged 29, now of no fixed address, was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment at York Crown Court on Friday (July 16) for his sickening crimes.

He was due to stand trial last week but decided to plead guilty to the offences against the boy and the girl.

Stephenson also admitted committing bestiality after police recovered conclusive video evidence.

The Judge took this offence into consideration when passing sentence, which also subjected him to a life-time Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely.

He also has to serve an additional year on licence.

Stephenson was arrested on January 31, 2021 following a complaint made by the boy and he has remained in custody since being charged.

North Yorkshire Police enquiries confirmed that all the offence took place between then and January 2020.

Sadly, the dog Stephenson abused has since died from illness.

Detective Constable Steve Monty, of Scarborough CID, led the investigation.

He said: “This is one of the most harrowing and disturbing cases I have been involved in.

"My heart goes out to the brave young victims who have endured immense trauma caused by this vile and manipulative man.

“Their true courage, together with support from loved ones, will hopefully give them the strength to rebuild their lives and move forward from this dreadful experience.”

DC Monty added: “As for Stephenson, he has rightfully been brought to justice and is now facing the full consequences of his depraved and disgusting actions.

“My message to victims of child abuse, no matter when it occurred, is that the police will support you in a highly professional and sensitive way throughout an investigation and court case.

“Please don’t hesitate to seek our help or obtain support from specialist services that are readily available to victims.”

For further support, advice and ways of reporting child abuse, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

If you are in immediate danger, always dial 999 for an emergency response.


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