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3 February 2017, 06:38
A 33 year-old man from Birmingham has been jailed for sex offences against a baby.
Craig Palmer from Blakesley Grove in Stechford was sentenced to 14 years after pleading guilty to a string of child sex offences. They related to attacks against a young girl when she was between 5 and 12 months old.
He also admitted making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children. There was also one count of inciting or causing child prostitution and pornography and all the offences took place between December 2014 and February 2016.
Detective Inspector Jim Foy from the force said it has been a "disturbing'' case for the officers to pursue.
"This has been a difficult and protracted investigation that has had at its heart the protection of children,'' he said.
"Palmer has been found guilty of horrendous offences that have been particularly disturbing for my officers to pursue.
"However, due to their professionalism and determination this offender has been found guilty and will now suffer his punishment.''
Full forensic analysis revealed he had a haul of more than 1,000 pornographic images of young children on the phone, including some showing him sexually assaulting the baby.