Mark Hatch, 37, exchanged the shocking messages with 31-year old Robin Hollyson during which Hollyson sent film of himself sexually abusing the five-month-old boy.
During the exchanges, Hatch gloated about watching the explicit video and said: ”God love being a pedo with other nasty pedo pervs.”
In one message he told Hollyson: “You get plenty of perv action. Me and you together – can’t wait. I wanna become a proper perv”.
And Manchester Evening News says during his responses Hollyson, who worked in IT, told Hatch: ”His 2nd birthday will be a free for all.”
The youngster was subsequently raped by two other friends of Hollyson.
The horrifying chat log which took place between October 2013 and March 2014 was found on Hatch’s i-Phone, laptop and an i-Pad when police raided his home in June 2016 following an investigation into a paedophile ring run by Hollyson.
In other messages Hatch had told Hollyson he had an interest to “stalking young lads and pick one out to catch and rape.” More than 100 indecent images were found on Hatch’s computer at his home in Middleton, Greater Manchester.
Hatch since admitted encouraging Hollyson to commit sex offences, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and distributing indecent images and was jailed for six years and eight months.
Sentencing Hatch, Judge Stuart Driver QC said: “The content on your devices show you to be a man with a deep seated sexual interest in young and very young boys. You fantasised about raping them and subjecting them to violence, you said you would like to join a paedophile ring.
“You received a video of Hollyson actually raping the baby yet your response was complete approval. You encouraged him to do it again, to do more to rape and to arrange what you called a group abuse session. After your criminal encouragement Hollyson went on to arrange the rape of the same child by the two other men.
“However it is important that this court keeps in perspective, the fact that Hollyson would have gone on to commit those offences without your encouragement – and you declined repeatedly invitations to travel to meet him.
“Nevertheless the fact that you knew this man had raped that child and you encouraged further rapes and believed that that would happen, you encouraged those terrible crimes. You will require professional help to deal with your sexual impulses which were so deep rooted back then that one can only imagine that they still exist and will continue for the rest of your life.”
Hollyson was jailed for 24 years in September 2015 for conspiracy to rape but hanged himself in jail the following January.
He had been one of the masterminds behind a gang of seven paedophiles who raped babies, toddlers and pre-school children and streamed the abuse over the internet.
The court heard Hatch had engaged in various conversations with Hollyson via Skype and all related to the baby.
During the chats Hollyson, of Luton, Bedfordshire, admitted previously abusing the boy, and Hatch asked for pictures following which he made a series of grotesquely explicit remarks.
When Hatch failed to attend a meeting, Hollyson referred to booking a ”hotel full of pervs” and said: “didn’t you fancy a shot at his cherry” and Hatch replied “Of course I do”.
Inquiries revealed Hollyson had invited Hatch to a meeting so he could rape the baby – but Hatch had declined saying he had a job interview.
The court heard Hatch had also had a sexualised online conversation with a 14 year old boy from the USA during which the lad was asked to strip in front of a webcam. He also claimed to have assaulted a boy aged 12 at Stockport bus station and abused another boy aged just eight.
Mr Alaric Bassano, prosecuting, said: ”There were a total of 21 online chats with 21 different males from 2012 – 2015.
”In the course of these conversations the defendant made explicit revelations about depraved sexual and violent acts he wanted to commit or wanted to see committed against children. He expressed a wish to watch young children being raped and to rape young children himself.
”In several chats this included raping toddlers and babies, including new born babies and he expressed an interest in joining a paedophile ring. In three chats the defendant said he would like to see and even commit “rape and snuff” however the Crown accepts in these conversations he was engaging in sexual and violent fantasies without an intention or belief that the acts would be carried out.
”His offending also fell short of conspiracy. He declined all invitations to attend to commit substantive offences against the child or to aid and abet others to do so at the scene and he did not assist in the commission of such offences. Hollyson evidently needed little or no encouragement.
”However the defendant was made aware that Hollyson had raped and was intending to gang rape the baby. He could have alerted the police to protect the boy from further harm. Instead, he chose to wilfully encourage the very offences which Hollyson and others went on to commit, believing that this would be so.”
Robert Golinski, defending, said: ”This is understandably a case which one might approach immediately with revulsion. His actions, words, and communications not only with Hollyson but with others are truly appalling. But his life was initially engaging in fantasy, and within that fantasy there was a great deal of invention.
”The internet is a wonderful thing but the need to engage in this sort of fantasy and encourage what is a very dangerous thing and for this defendant it led him beyond fantasy and he was engaging with a very serious sexual offender.”
Hollyson’s paedophile ring of seven men carried out sickening attacks across the UK. One of the fiends, Christopher Knight, worked at OutdoorLads, a social group for gay and bisexual men, for around five years until he was suspended. The balding 35-year-old admitted one count of rape of a child under 13, two counts of conspiracy to rape a child under 13, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, and one count of taking, showing, or possessing indecent images of children.