A HEARTBROKEN dad has posted a birthday message for his daughter after she was murdered along with her sister by their evil sex worker mum.
Scarlett Vaughan (left) and Lexi Draper (right) were killed by their mum[/caption]
The selfish 23-year-old murdered the tots because they “got in the way of doing what she wanted, when she wanted and with who she wanted.”
Now Chris Draper, who was continually tormented by vile Porton over whether he was their father, has paid tribute to Scarlett on what would have been her third birthday.
The dad posted a photo of the tragic youngster beaming for the camera with the message: “Happy birthday ANGEL daddy will come see you later daddy’s big girl I miss you so much wish you was here with your family celebrating it with all your cousins, aunties and most of all your sister.
“I hope you have a big party up there and know this daddy is watching out for you and we all miss you so much hope this reaches you my chunky monkey love you forever your daddy [sic].”
‘DADDY’S GOT YOUR HAND’
The dad also posted a message on behalf of little Lexi, promising to protect her little sister and “stay by your side forever”.
Chris last week was finally allowed to lay his little girls to rest 19 months after they were murdered in an emotional funeral.
He shared pictures of the girls being taken to their final resting place in a white, horse-drawn carriage.
The horses were draped in purple, while their tiny white coffins were covered in wreaths.
Chris has since got a lasting tribute to his daughters – two touching tattoos bearing their names.
Showing off the inkings on Facebook, he wrote: “Daddy’s forever got your hand.”
The escort offered to perform sex acts on a client while one child lay dying in hospital and joked “I had two, now down to one” before the death of the second.
She attempted to keep up the “charade” her daughters had simply fallen ill in chilling 999 calls – despite medics finding them “freezing” and “dead for some time”.
Haunting CCTV of their final moments also showed both girls “chatty, alert and happy” before being murdered by their own mum.
During the trial, jurors heard how Porton killed her children because they “got in the way of doing what she wanted, when she wanted and with who she wanted.”
GIRLS ‘GOT IN THE WAY’
The mum spent hours every day chatting to men on dating apps MeetMe and Badoo and palmed her kids off on relatives so she could hook up with clients for just £30.
Jurors heard how Porton told one customer how “they can have sex despite being in a shared room with both children present if they’re quiet”.
On one occasion, the mum claimed she had sex in a van with man called “simple Simon” as her young kids slept.
The aspiring model worked under the name “Lollypop” on website PurplePort where she specialised in erotic, cosplay and glamour work.
Boasting she was “open to all types of photoshoots”, Porton wore fetish gear and skimpy sailor outfits as she posed for risqué snaps.
CHILLING INTERNET SEARCHES
Jurors heard Porton had taken Lexi to hospital after she previously suffered a seizure and sent a client saucy snaps while the stricken youngster lay in bed receiving treatment.
She also exchanged a series of messages with a hospital security guard she met during Lexi’s stay and agreed to meet a photographer to perform sex acts on him.
Asked why, she simply said: “Because I hadn’t been paid at the time from Universal Credit.”
On the day before Lexi died, Porton messaged a man telling him: “Im just really havin a tuff time with my 3-year old being ill from that deadly flu doctors tellin me she gonna die x [sic]”.
Porton had also carried out chilling internet searches on her phone two hours before little Lexi died – including how long it took a body to “go cold up to the shoulder”.
Another read “Is it true you s*** yourself when you die?”, while one asked: “For how long after drowning can someone be resuscitated?”
‘CALM AND EMOTIONLESS’
Lexi was pronounced dead by paramedics after Porton dialled 999 at 12.50am on January 15.
Her skin was “pale and mottled and her lips were blue” with rigor mortis already setting in – proving she had been dead “for some time”.
Scarlett was also dead when Porton went through the “charade” of calling emergency crews to claim she was “asleep” – with blood later found on a pillow.
Both died from deliberate airway obstruction – with neither youngster having any prior medical issues.
Porton remained “calm and emotionless” after the deaths and was overheard laughing at a funeral parlour as she arranged Lexi’s burial two days before killing Scarlett.
She also “yawned” when asked what she wanted to do with their belongings and acted like “someone who had lost their goldfish”.
‘WHY WOULD I KILL MY OWN KIDS?
But Porton repeatedly denied having anything to do with their deaths – telling cops: “Why would I kill my own kids?”
She added: “My children were never an inconvenience to me and I accommodated my lifestyle and personal life around them.
“It is correct that life as a single mother was financially difficult, but I never asked anyone for money and any suggestion that I used my daughter’s ill health or death to make any money is wholly inaccurate and wrong.”
But former landlord Leigh-Anne Bradley painted a different picture of a mum who palmed her kids off at every opportunity.
She also said Porton would sometimes get frustrated and swore at her children on the “rare” times she looked after them herself.
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Sentencing Porton, Mrs Justice Yip said: “One way or another you squeezed the life out of each of your daughters, only calling emergency services when you knew they were dead.
“Those who loved Lexi and Scarlett have been left bewildered as to how and why you could have done something so evil.
“Your actions have devastated so many lives.
“Lexi and Scarlett were described by one witness as ‘golden’ and had so much to offer to their wider families. But you took all that away.”
The youngsters were killed within 18 days of each other[/caption]