A PAIR of paedophiles,who worked as a team to rape and photograph an 11-year-old girl, have had their jail terms increased after the Attorney General intervened.

Andrew Bristow and Michael Peters groomed the girl with offers of money and cigarettes and told her she would get into trouble if she told anyone. They bribed her to have sexual activity with Bristow while Peters took pictures.

Bristow, 47, of Clifton Villas, Manningham, Bradford, who pleaded guilty to twice raping the girl and sexually touching a ten-year-old girl, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years by a judge at Bradford Crown Court in May this year.

Peters, 71, of Athol Crescent, Ovenden, Halifax, was sentenced to six years in prison after he admitted taking indecent photographs of the rapes and sexually touching a boy of 13 after police pieced together a shredded photograph of him and the boy naked together on a bed.

But after the Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP referred the case to the Court of Appeal as being unduly lenient, Bristow's sentence was today increased to ten years plus a one year extended licence period.

Peters, who the Appeal Court judges found to be a dangerous offender, had his sentence increased to eight years with a three year extended licence period.

Speaking after the hearing, the Attorney General said: “These were deliberate and malicious acts – where two men worked together to abuse young children and photograph that abuse.

“The original sentence failed to adequately take into account the seriousness of these offences and the impact the abuse had on the victims. I am pleased the Court has increased their sentences.”

Sentencing the pair in May, Judge Jonathan Rose had told Bristow and Peters that: “There is not a single right thinking, decent person who will not be filled with anything but utter revulsion.”

Judge Rose added that anyone who learned that Peters had been sexually offending against children for 50 years would be revolted and would want him to die in prison but Peters could be sentenced only for the offences admitted on the charge sheet, not for what he had later confessed to his probation officer.

Judge Rose told the pair: “You have descended to real depths of depravity. You have entered into a relationship together. You have become partners in paedophilic abuse.”