London, Oct 5 (ANI): A British man, who raped, tortured and slowly murdered his 12-year-old niece after he became obsessed with snuff movies, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
John Maden, 38, lured his sister's daughter Tia Rigg to his home by asking her to baby-sit his ten-year-old daughter.
He then drugged her, carried out sickening sexual assaults, repeatedly knifed her in the stomach and strangled her with a guitar string.aden, who downloaded Internet instructions on how to inflict the maximum amount of pain on children, while keeping them alive for as long as possible to prolong suffering, then calmly dialled 999 and confessed."I've just finished killing her now," the Sun quoted him as saying.
The appalled operator asked him why he had done it.
"Because I felt like it," he replied.
At the hearing Justice Brian Keith ranked paedophile Maden alongside Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and Moors Murderer Ian Brady - depraved killers too dangerous ever to be released.
"This is one of those exceptional cases in which the only just punishment requires you to be imprisoned for the rest of your life. Early release provisions should not apply," he said.
When police arrived at Maden's home they found a repulsive library of snuff movies featuring killings, rape, child porn and extreme sexual violence.
"These files describe stabbing a child in the stomach so as to prolong the time it takes the person so stabbed to die," prosecutor Gordon Cole QC stated. (ANI)