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Mum accused of filming herself sexually abusing her son, 5, for paedophile boyfriend

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Mint Hill PD

A paedophile has been jailed for 28 years after he persuaded his girlfriend to film herself raping her five-year-old son.

On Friday, Joshua Martorelli, 36, was jailed for forcing the woman – suspected of being April Pitchford – to send him sickening child sex abuse clips of her performing sex acts on and with the child.

The Metro reported how Pitchford, 28, from North Carolina, allegedly claimed Martorelli ‘threatened to report her to police’ if she failed to carry out his request.

It’s unclear what Martorelli was threatening to tell police about the mum.

Pitchford is believed to be the second woman that Martorelli coaxed into sexually exploiting their child.

It’s said the first was Wendy Arlene Kasper, 36, who is accused of filming herself having sex with a dog and filming her 11-year-old daughter having a shower.

According to reports, Kasper said Martorelli was able to extract the video by threatening to expose her cheating to her partner.

In December 2016, Martorelli’s abuse was exposed when the father of one of the children whose mothers he exploited found messages between Marotelli and the women.

In the messages, he ‘expressed sexual interest’ in the child.

The father notified police, causing deputies to search Martorelli’s home and the man break down after the confrontation.

Prosecutors explained how Martorelli ‘stated that he was sick to his stomach and was “going to lose everything.”’

Martorelli admitted to child pornography offences and is now in jail until age 64.

Court proceedings against Pitchford and Kasper have not been confirmed by prosecutors.

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