A MAN who filmed himself sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl has been jailed for four years after he posted the video on Snapchat.

Andrew Hughes, 24, filmed himself “dancing for kicks” with the girl and singing to his six-year-old partner on a holiday, Bournemouth Crown Court heard.

Cavendish Press 3 Andrew Hughes, 24, filmed himself with his partner wearing only a grey knickers

South Central Ambulance Service said a member of the public reported the incident to the Hove Police on February 25.

On March 4, police from Bournemouth added Hughes to their online Child Abuse Reporting Centre.

Detective Constable Eveanne, said: “The victim was asleep in bed, a number of times during the night, when she was repeatedly touched, kicked and punched, while naked and wearing only a grey knickers.

“On further occasions while naked and in bed with her partner, then on multiple occasions during the night, she was beaten, kicked and punched, while naked and in bed with him.

Cavendish Press 3 The defendant was found guilty of perverting the course of justice

“While naked, he could be heard telling his partner to “nudey” him.

“During those times in relation to the sexual assaults, the victim was crying out, while more comments were made and saying things inaudible to us.

“It’s been difficult for the victim and for us to work through the enormous amount of shame, stress and trauma the child and their family are going through at the time of the events.

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“Not only did they come forward after they reported the incident but the first victim was made aware of Hughes having shared the footage, she sent a picture of herself to a colleague’s son who saw the footage.

“The defendant was found guilty of perverting the course of justice on Wednesday, 8th September after pleading guilty to filming without consent.”

Hughes, of Redbridge, Bournemouth, had already pleaded guilty to a string of offences in connection with the row.

Cavendish Press 3 In the video, Hughes was seen kicking the victim before punching her in the stomach and shaking her

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