A teacher in the UK has been sentenced to jail time after he was caught on camera molesting a 6-year-old boy.
According to The Daily Mail, former special police sergeant Craig Keane was reportedly filmed touching the child, who was sleeping at the time.
Authorities say Keane was able to get close to the little boy by befriending his father first.
Keane reportedly managed to sneak up to the child’s bedroom while he was sleeping by excusing himself to use the restroom.
According to reports, Keane first checked the bedroom to make sure that all the other children were asleep before he began pleasuring himself while touching his victim.
Over a period of about 90 minutes, another child reportedly hid behind a curtain and filmed what Keane was doing while the sick man repeatedly entered the bedroom.
“I always thought he was creepy and now I don’t feel safe in my house,” the child said in court, explaining why the camera was set up in the first place. “I might be a bit dramatic, but what Craig did was check to see if I was awake, he looked at me, turned around, and then pulled his trousers down.”
“I’ve found a good place to set it up, and I’m going to bed, I’m going to keep it on like this. For now, bye,” he continued.
The boy soon feel asleep but was absolutely horrified when he woke up the next morning and saw what his camera had caught.
After showing the footage to his parents, police were immediately called and Keane was quickly arrested.
Prosecutor Nicholas Wayne told the court that Keane entered the child’s room on 14 occasions and touched the boy at least nine times.
“Keane was at the home of the child, drinking, and socialising with the family and with their father,” Wayne said. “Their father had no idea at all that he was visiting the bedroom.”
“He said he was going to the bathroom and then used that as a pretext for going into the boy’s bedroom,” he added.
Keane, who lost his job as a teacher and a constable, tried to tell the court that he didn’t remember anything from that night because he had been drinking heavily.
According to The Daily Mail, Keane has since admitted to nine counts of sexual assault on a child under 13 and will remain on the sex offenders register for 10 years.