Graphic text messages and photographs were released in a Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, court after three adults in their early 20s pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of children.
A series of messages about kidnapping, drugging and raping children were revealed as part of a 100-page agreed statement of facts about the charges against Shayne Lund, 23, and Avery Taylor, 21.
Lund has pleaded guilty to 35 charges, including making and distributing child pornography and sexually assaulting children. Taylor pleaded guilty to 11 charges including bestiality, conspiring to kidnap and drug a child, and sexual assault. The crimes occurred during the summer of 2013, mostly in Orillia, Ont.
|Shayne Lund and Avery Taylor|
The document released Thursday reveals how Lund and his then-girlfriend Taylor planned to hurt young children. In some cases, they went through with their plans.
In the statement, Taylor said she became increasingly aware of Lund's "obsession with having sexual intercourse with small children" in the summer of 2013. At the time, she was studying early childhood education, and often asked parents for access to children for school projects.
The pair also talked about opening a daycare or having children of their own which they would then abuse.
In one case, Lund asked Taylor to find him a little girl. Taylor texted Lund to say she was taking care of a 5-year-old girl. Taylor said they took the girl to the bathroom, blindfolded her and "played a taste testing game" that turned into oral sex.
Taylor and Lund took the same girl to an Orillia beach, but they later texted each other that the assault failed when the girl shouted and struggled.
"I didn't know she was a screamer," Taylor wrote. "The next time we need to knock her out... watching u with her made me happy."
Other text message conversations included detailed plots of luring young girls, suggesting using "children's gravol" to drug them.
"I swear I'm gunna walk into the girls bathroom and take one," Lund wrote in one of the messages.
"Dare you ;)" Taylor replied.
The statement of facts also included several blacked out images of nude photos of the children in her care. Other text messages and photos focused on sexual encounters with animals.
The Crown has said that it will seek dangerous-offender status for Lund, Taylor and Thompson.
Taylor and Lund will be assessed by a forensic psychiatrist before the judge will come to a decision.
The hearing is scheduled to resume in Newmarket on Sept. 29.
With a report from CTV Barrie's Katherine Ward