Two ‘vile and depraved’ brothers from Bedford and Kempston who raped and sexually abused children have been jailed for almost 15 years between them.
Connor, 24, and Kiyle Lappin, 22, were both convicted of raping a child under 13.
Connor was also convicted of sexually assaulting a child under 13, while Kiyle was found to have indecent images of children on his phone.
Connor, of Clover Way, Kempston, was sentenced to nine years for rape and three years and eight months for sexual assault, to be served concurrently.
Kiyle, of High Street, Bedford, was convicted of rape and pleaded guilty to seven separate offenses relating to indecent images of children.
He was sentenced to three years and four months for the rape and a total of 22 months for the image crimes.
This will be served consecutively, bringing his total sentence to five years and two months.
DC Samantha Ostley, who led the investigation, said: ‘Connor and Kiyle Lappin clearly pose a risk to children in our community.
“Their actions are vile and depraved, plain and simple. I am happy that they are now going to prison for a very long time.
“We will always stand with victims of sexual abuse, regardless of their age, gender, background or the circumstances of the offence.
“It’s never too late to come forward and seek justice. We will do everything in our power to support you every step of the way.
The couple also faced lifelong sexual abuse prevention orders at Luton Crown Court on Friday, August 19.
Reports of abuse, even if not recent, can be made to the police at their website or by calling 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.
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