A jailed paedophile whose victims included an 18-month-old toddler has begged to be chemically castrated so he can get out.
Former nursery worker Aaron Collis says the treatment – which costs a minimum £20,000 and lasts three to five years – is the only way he will be released.
The Sunday Mirror told in 2017 how Collis, then 31, was defying rules to use a mobile phone and send WhatsApp messages, raising fears more kids could be at risk.
Collis received an indeterminate sentence in 2009 after admitting indecent assaults and taking indecent photographs of kids.
He abused 22 children.
Collis was in a secure hospital when he told our undercover reporter he was “obviously” able to get hold of internet porn.
At a parole hearing in September, Collis was knocked back for release and denied a move to an open prison.
In court papers he requested a review, stating: “The board… should have deferred the consideration of [Collis’s] case for medication to manage sexual arousal.”
Officials said there was no evidence about how well the drug worked to reduce sexual arousal.
It is thought around 120 sexual offenders are voluntarily undergoing chemical castration.
In 2009 Cambridge crown court heard Collis used sweets to incite a toddler to engage in sexual activity and videoed some attacks.
Judge Gareth Hawkesworth said at the time: “These were evil and repulsive offences any right-minded member of society can barely comprehend.”
Collis was back in court in 2012 after admitting further offences.
He worked at two nurseries but did not abuse children there.