Most everyone I know has “that special uncle.”
Maybe he likes to snorkle in the shower. Maybe he collects Star Wars action figures. Maybe he spends 90 percent of his time on black-tar heroin.
Michael Mullen, the 21-year-old uncle of little 2-year-old Casey Leigh Mullen, liked to collect BDSM child porn.
Michael had been charged with raping a 12-year-old girl on a school playground in 2003, but those charges had been dropped when it became a “he said – she said” kind of affair as Mullen admitted having sex with the girl but claimed she had asked for it.
In February of 2007, after a night of drinking, Michael Mullen stumbled home to his brother’s house, where he was living at the time.
Michael lay down next to his niece, Casey Leigh Mullen, a beautiful 2-year-old girl whose nickname was “Smiley.” This, in and of itself wasn’t unusual, as family members would often sleep next to the toddler. What happened next was unusual.
Michael Mullen slipped little Casey’s pajamas off and took a picture of the little girl, naked below the waist.
Police later found the picture he had taken on Michael’s cellphone.
After this display of photographic skill, Michael Mullen raped his 2-year-old niece, a tiny, defenseless girl who knew and trusted him.
After raping the little girl, Michael strangled Casey to death and left her, dead and smeared with blood, in her bed.
The toddler’s body was reportedly found by her mother, Samantha Canham, who, in what can only be described as a nightmare scenario for any parent, screamed, “she’s dead, she’s dead, someone’s killed Casey” while cradling the little girl in her arms and rocking back and forth.
Michael Mullen confessed and was sentenced to serve a prison term of a minimum of 35 years.
Following the sentencing, Casey Mullen’s parents issued a statement.
We have some very happy memories of Casey Leigh and she will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts. She was a special little girl. We thank the good people of Leeds and particularly all those who sent us cards and letters. Those were a great comfort to us. We would now like to get on with our lives in peace and attempt to come to terms with the events of the last few months.
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