Aaron Hughes / Aza McKillan

Aaron Hughes
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Aaron Hughes / Aza MacKillan, a violent male transvestite, was convicted in 2014 at Cardiff Crown Court of two charges of rape of a child, possessing indecent images and breaching the terms of a sex offenders prevention order (SOPO).

In March 2017, Hughes pleaded guilty at Newport Crown Court to additional serious sex offences perpetrated between 2004 and 2008 against a further three male children. These included two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, two counts of sexual activity with a child, and one count of rape. Five other counts of sexual activity with a child are to remain on file. Hughes was given a further sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum term of 11 years.

Hughes posted dozens of YouTube music videos as Aza McKillan wearing stereotypical women’s attire including lipstick, skirts and heels.

Hughes, then aged 32, was originally jailed for life in 2014 for the sexual offences committed against a toddler and told he would not be considered for parole until he served 12 years in prison. Hughes will be on licence for life and barred from ever working with children and must sign the sex offenders register for life.

Hughes was caught when police did a routine check on his computer because they believed he had breached a sexual offences prevention order SOPO by downloading indecent images of children. Officers found Hughes had filmed himself raping the child twice.

At the trial, Judge Phillip Richards said “These were genuinely horrendous offences which include the rape of a young child who was three years old.

“It almost defies belief that any human being would do such a thing to such an innocent young child.

It emerged later that Hughes had sold the footage to paedophile soldier Christopher Thompson for £50. Thompson was jailed in February 2017 for more than 27 years after contacting children online to sexually abuse them in 7,000 messages.

Hughes was also sentenced in February 2000 to five years in a young offender institution for three counts of raping a child.

Media reports:

Wales Online http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/sadistic-paedophile-wrote-memoir-prison-13063855

Wales Online http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/aaron-hughes-claire-semmens-warped-7198130

Wales Online http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/paedophile-who-locked-up-raping-12803122

Wales Online http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/paedophile-raped-three-year-old-12563829