A British man convicted of repeatedly raping a baby was found hanging in his jail cell on Jan. 15. He died on Jan. 17.
Robin Hollyson, 31, is believed to have killed himself, the Telegraph reported. He was a member of a gang that sexually assaulted young children and streamed the abuse on the internet.
Hollyson, of Bedfordshire, was just one of seven men convicted of 29 child sex abuse charges. Two of the men were HIV positive and one of the charges included the rape of an 11-month-old, according to Metro UK.
Judge Julian Lambert called the men’s actions “evil beyond rational understanding," the Telegraph noted.
The group would prey on the families of their victims, sometimes grooming the mother and father before their baby’s birth. They would reportedly share tips in chat logs on what drugs to use to drowse the children and babies.
Hollyson, who changed his name to James King, pleaded guilty to three counts of raping a child under the age of 13. He was sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Hollyson also admitted to three counts of conspiracy to rape a child under the age of 13, taking, possessing and distributing indecent images of children, and extreme pornography.
Hollyson’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
“HMP Bristol prisoner James King (04/07/84) was found unresponsive in his cell on Friday 15 January,” a spokeswoman for the Prison Service said, according to Metro UK. “Prison staff attempted CPR and paramedics attended, but he died in hospital on Sunday 17 January.
“As with all deaths in custody, the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation.”
During court, the jury learned that Hollyson befriended a couple with a baby and earned their trust to babysit the child. Hollyson boasted of repeatedly raping the boy, who was 3 months old, and even filmed himself doing so sometime between December 2013 and January 2014.
Hollyson then brought in two of his friends to rape and sexually assault the child while sharing the footage online.
“You determined cruelly and callously to exploit a family and prey on their baby for your perverted sexual purposes,” Judge Lambert told Hollyson during his sentencing. “You were keen to involve others in your deviant sexual activity. You determined to share the abuse of the baby with other perverted men and to publish your corrupt sexual exploits in the darkest parts of cyberspace.”