Couple sexually abused intellectually impaired boy for years at Narara home offering ‘free drugs’

How a depraved couple subjected an intellectually impaired boy they cruelly referred to as the ‘retard’ to five years of sickening sexual abuse while plying him with ice, MDMA and marijuana

  • Paul Robert Bamforth, 50, and Julia Ann Bamforth, 49, abused the boy for years
  • Victim told police he had been abused by the offenders from the age of seven 
  • The victim also revealed how he would get ‘free drugs’ in exchange for sex 
  • The couple pleaded guilty to dozens of offences in Gosford Local Court

A couple lured an intellectually impaired boy with ‘free drugs’ to their home before filming themselves having sex with him over a period of at least five years. 

Paul Bamforth, 50, appeared at Gosford Local Court on Friday and pleaded guilty to 65 charges including 21 counts of aggravated sexual intercourse between 2016 and 2021 when the boy was aged 12 to 16.

It came after his wife Julia Ann Bamforth, 49, pleaded guilty to 67 charges including 13 counts of aggravated sexual intercourse and 14 counts of intentionally sexually touching a child.

The depraved couple were only caught after police raided their home in Narara, on the NSW Central Coast, with the search for drugs and weapons uncovering sick videos of child abuse.

The court heard an officer then interviewed the victim who said he was a young child when he first met the couple.

He told investigators how he would be invited to the couple’s house on false pretences but every time ‘it was to f*** his wife, but I didn’t want to, but I had to’, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The victim also said: ‘I used to get free pot, free ice, free MDMA off him, to do that…to r**t his wife.’

Paul Bamforth appeared at Gosford Local Court on Friday and pleaded guilty to 65 charges including 21 counts of aggravated sexual intercourse between 2016 and 2021

Paul Bamforth appeared at Gosford Local Court on Friday and pleaded guilty to 65 charges including 21 counts of aggravated sexual intercourse between 2016 and 2021

It came after his wife Julia Ann Bamforth, 49, pleaded guilty to 67 charges including 13 counts of aggravated sexual intercourse and 14 counts of intentionally sexually touching a child

It came after his wife Julia Ann Bamforth, 49, pleaded guilty to 67 charges including 13 counts of aggravated sexual intercourse and 14 counts of intentionally sexually touching a child

Discussing the case, the court heard that on February 26 last year, Brisbane Water Police conducted a search of the couple’s address where they seized a number of items including a ‘zombie sword’, testosterone and a mobile phone.

After the couple were arrested, a neighbour was house cleaning when she discovered five computer hard drives in a shoe cupboard under some rubbish.

She then found another two taped to the underside of a bedside table, with police finding the disturbing sexual abuse carried out by the couple. 

Police also uncovered numerous text messages between Mr and Mrs Bamforth which revealed how they would plan to abuse the boy. 

During these exchanges ‘it is clear that the co-offenders are aware of the cognitive impairment of the victim’ and refer to him as the ‘retard’, court documents revealed.

On February 26 last year, Brisbane Water Police conducted a search of the couple's address where they seized a number of items

On February 26 last year, Brisbane Water Police conducted a search of the couple’s address where they seized a number of items

The items seized by police at the address included a 'zombie sword', testosterone and a mobile phone

The items seized by police at the address included a ‘zombie sword’, testosterone and a mobile phone

Police also found about 300 ‘stories’ written by both Mr and Mrs Bamforth in the Notes function of an iPhone 11 dating back to 2016.

The unsettling stories, some up to 2500 words, detailed their sexual offences and fantasies.

‘The contents of these notes also include the numerous sexual encounters with the victim and another young person,’ court documents state.

‘One story details the fantasy of both, to take in homeless or deserted children to offend against and the discussion of kidnapping children to satisfy their sexual urges and fantasies.’

Mr and Mrs Bamforth will face Gosford District Court on September 29 to set a date to be sentenced.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse call 1800 Respect (1800 737 732).

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