Doncaster rapper Kieron Cunliffe, who goes by the name MistaKay and is also known as Kieron McGowan and , appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today) where he was jailed for 15 years and handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order. Cunliffe will serve a minimum of ten years behind bars.Cunliffe admitted six counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, two counts of taking indecent images of a child and two counts of distributing indecent images of children at an earlier court hearing.In October 2020, South Yorkshire Police received information from The Department of Homeland Security in the US that an individual was sharing indecent images and videos of children online, as well as concerning intelligence that suggested abuse was being live-streamed onto a chat room. The IP address was traced to a property in Doncaster, where Cunliffe was arrested by officers later that day.
Detective Constable Helen Cobley, the officer in the case, said: “Cunliffe’s abuse of a vulnerable child is absolutely appalling and it is only right that he receives a custodial sentence for his crimes.“We had to act fast upon receiving the information someone was possibly live-streaming horrific abuse, and we were able to secure a warrant for Cunliffe’s arrest and property searches quickly.“He is a dangerous individual who poses a significant risk to children and I hope the community are reassured by the swift action taken to apprehend Cunliffe and charge him with multiple child sexual offences.
“While he did plead guilty to these horrific offences and accept responsibility for his crimes, this will do little to repair the harm and trauma caused to his victim. The impact of sexual abuse on victims and their families can be devastating, and to commit such atrocious offences against a child is inexcusable.“We’re absolutely committed to bringing shameless offenders like Cunliffe to justice, his crimes have had a significant impact on his victim, and I truly hope that they are able to recover from this traumatic time in their life knowing that he is now behind bars.”