A cam girl died while performing a sex act for a man as he watched online. He sat there and watched her suffocating and didn’t call for help.
A man paid a UK woman named Hope Barden, 21, to perform degrading acts on herself online while he watched from home.
She was a disability worker who worked part-time as a Webcam girl to make extra money on the side.
A coroner ruled this Wednesday that Jerome Dangar who had a 3 month-long relationship with Barden, watched as she strangled herself online. The coroner said Dangar paid her to perform increasingly dangerous sex acts during the 3 months.
Authorities say he had been online the day of her death and made no effort to call for help or stop her death after he paid her to strangle herself, and just watched as she died in March 2018.
Barden’s body was discovered by her roommate, and the police then came to arrest Dangar, who works as a landlord for a bar.
Barden’s mother says her daughter was “Beautiful and intelligent” and called for the sex industry to be regulated.
Barden’s mother, Kate Barden said in a statement released through the police:
Anyone with daughters or other relatives involved in this terrible industry must be aware of the risk of harm.A duty of care exists in any relationship. If someone is obviously in danger, one has a legal obligation to take steps to help. In this tragic case, Hope was left to die. We are sorely disappointed that this case can no longer bring any legal justice for Hope.”
Staffordshire Police submitted a file top suggesting they charge Dangar with manslaughter, but Dangar was found dead in cell on April 15th 2019. He had been arrested on a separate charge after “extreme pornographic” images on January 2019 and jailed for 15 months.