A former nursery worker from Swindon has admitted abusing toddlers as young as two.
Sophie Elms, 18, has become Britain’s youngest female convicted paedophile after she pleaded guilty to penetrating a two-year-old with her tongue and a three-year-old with her fingers when she was just 17-years-old.
The offences took place between 1 December 2016 and 11 March 2018, but didn’t happen at the childcare centre in which she was employed during some of that time.
Elms also pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault on the toddlers, four offences of taking indecent images of children and six offences of distributing indecent images of children.
She also admitted two counts of possessing extreme pornographic images showing a person performing active intercourse or oral sex with an animal.
Elms was remanded in custody over fears for her safety.
Judge Robert Pawson said: “You have pleaded guilty to what I suspect you fully understand are extremely serious charges.
“I remand you into custody on the basis of fears for your own safety. Your sentencing will take place on January 4.
“Until that time, my strongest advice to you is that you avoid using social media for some time to come.
“You are very unlikely to make things better for your victims and their families by posting on social media, and you are very unlikely to make things better for yourself.”
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