APHARMACIST was exposed as an evil paedophile when his long-term partner found horrific footage of him raping a two-year-old girl he had ‘drugged’.
Manchester Crown Court heard that behind an ‘educated and plausible’ facade, evil Jeremy Oketch hid a ‘deeply unnatural, twisted and obsessive sexual interest in very young children’.
Oketch, of Whalley Range, studied pharmacy in Manchester before being employed as an assistant at a branch of the Everest chain in the city.
He has now been jailed for 15 years and told he will not be released until the parole board consider it safe to do so.
He will remain on licence until 2038, after admitting two sex assaults and two rapes, dating back to December 2013.
After winning the trust of the child’s mother, he took Viagra and raped her when he was supposed to be looking after her.
The footage of the attack was described as ‘exceptionally graphic’ by the judge.
The child’s eerily silent and ‘compliant’ demeanour has sparked suspicion she was doped with drugs Oketch had access to from work.
Five months after the December 2013 attack, Oketch asked to babysit the child again and subjected her to an even worse ordeal.
He then transferred the footage to a hard drive as a sick trophy. On July 19 last year, weeks after the second attack, his then partner made the shocking discovery and called the police.
Prosecutor Iain Simkin said: “She stated in that call she had found video of her partner molesting a child – she was distressed and scared. She viewed the footage and at that point discovered that the defendant had been abusing the little girl. She heard a voice say at one point, ‘I need to go to the toilet’.”
Viewing the ‘grotesque’ and ‘horrific’ footage, which lasts 50 minutes, was a ‘difficult and distressing experience’ for even the experienced officers in the case, the court heard.
Mr Simkin said prosecutors had made efforts to see ‘whether it could be proved drugs had been administered’ as a result of how she appeared in the footage, but were unable to prove it.
Remorseless Oketch, who the court heard had been ‘stressed’ by delays in his case, gave an account of his behaviour to probation officers after his guilty pleas, even telling them that he ‘didn’t need Viagra the second time’.
The child, who is not related to Oketch, has shown signs of severe psychological trauma.
Sentencing, Judge Hilary Manley described Oketch’s behaviour as ‘grotesque, lengthy, horrific, determined, calculated, prolonged and repeated assaults’.
“Most disturbingly of all it reflects a very high level of control by you over the child, and her submission”, the judge told him.
“Its difficult to comprehend how a child of extreme youth could remain compliant - I’m told she is too young for tests to be carried out on her hair for the presence of the drugs.
“Her almost total silence throughout all of this is the most marked and grotesque aspect. You moved her around in different positions as though she were a doll rather than a child.
“Your offence was only discovered because of suspicions of an entirely blameless woman.”
Branding him a danger to the public, she added; “You have a deeply unnatural, twisted and obsessive sexual interest in very young children.”