BABY P’s evil stepdad Steven Barker has turned down the chance to appeal a parole knockback and will stay in jail.
Barker, 44, who has served 13-years for his part in the death of Baby P, will now be locked up until at least 2024.
The pervert – also jailed for raping a two-year-old girl – had until last week to seek an ‘oral’ hearing.
Last month, a parole hearing rejected his appeal after analysing his written records.
It was the fourth time he’s been refused parole since 2017.
Barker had 28-days to ask for the chance to address the panel in person to make his case for parole.
But after reading the stinging criticism of his jail time, the coward decided not to make the plea.
A source said: “Barker was told that he had little chance of changing the mind of the Parole Board.
“The reasons for denying him parole were clear – he had refused to deal with his horrific actions.
“This included refusing to take part in ‘offence-focused interventions.’”
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Barker was among three people jailed in relation to the death of 17-month-old Peter Connelly in 2007.
A spokesperson for the Parole Board said: “Protecting the public is our number one priority.”
Peter’s mum Tracey Connelly, 40, was released in 2013 before being locked up again in 2015 for breaching her licence conditions.
She is alleged to have been selling naked photos of herself and “developing intimate personal relationships” online.
In March this year, the Parole Board announced she had been cleared for release due to a low risk of reoffending.
She was freed on July 7, despite the government’s attempts to keep her inside.
Barker’s brother Jason Owen, 48, was given a six-year custodial sentence for allowing the tot to die but has also been released.
Little Peter had suffered over 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register.
Social workers, police and health professionals made a total of 60 visits to his home over an eight-month period before he died.
His horrific injuries included a broken back, fractured shinbone, damage to the head, and blackened fingers and toes from cigarette burns.
Connelly’s lover Barker was handed a life sentence with a minimum of 10 years for raping a two-year-old girl and given a 12-year term to run concurrently for his “major role” in Peter’s death.