Stephen Stott was part of a large group of paedophiles who watched rape videos together. Stephen Stott / Facebook

Two British men have been jailed after a global investigation found they had watched "warped" shocking live films of children being raped with other paedophiles on a clandestine app.

Stephen Stott and Dean Jones have been jailed for a total of 41 months after an investigation by US Homeland Security into child abuse.

Police found that groups of up to 50 paedophiles were accessing video conference software on mobile phone apps to view explicit child abuse images, the court was told.

Using ten-digit pin codes to access the chat rooms, the disgusting videos showed boys and girls, aged as young as 12 months, being raped live.

In 2015, Stott from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, was seen writing and replying on the chat rooms, Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, heard.

On one video of a five-year-old girl being raped the hospitality worker wrote: "Would love to see boy", "anyone snuff?" and "who wants tiny?".

Disturbingly the 23-year-old asked fellow perverts about actual participation in child sex abuse by asking: "Anyone had real?", "anyone with access" and "any UK with access."

The National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested Stott in July 2016 and analysed his phone to discover he had sent to Jones video clips of girls and boys, as young as ten, being repeatedly raped and abused.

Jones, from Stockport, was later arrested after a WhatsApp exchange where the 34-year-old said: ''You child minding soon?'' to which Stott replied: '' Hopefully. What you wana (sic) do then? What if he said something?''.

Jones, who works in palliative care, was found to have filmed himself taking part in sexual encounters but none involved children, reported the Mail Online.

Jon Close prosecuting said the chat rooms were accessed on an invite only basis and were "quite sophisticated", according to the Mirror Online.

Judge Mark Savill described their behaviour as "warped", he said: "It is most disturbing that both of you have shown deviant sexual interest in very young children. The images and discussions you engaged in are abhorrent and distressing in equal measure.

"You have both abandoned the moral compass and you should hang your heads in shame."

Stott admitted making and distributing indecent images, possessing extreme images, aiding and abetting the showing of indecent images and conspiracy to perform a sexual act with an animal and was jailed for 32 months.

Jones admitted conspiracy to commit a sexual act with an animal, possessing extreme images and making an indecent image of a child and was jailed for nine months.

Stott has been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and Jones will be on the register for 10 years.