A MAN who performed an indecent act on a boy more than a hundred times in a year has been jailed.
David Parker, aged 51, had denied six specimen counts of sexual activity with a child but was found guilty after a trial.
Plymouth paedophile who abused boy 100 times in a year David Parker jailed for almost four years
A jury decided he had indecently touched the boy on different occasions between March 2009 and March 2010.
Parker, of Glenmore Avenue in Stoke, was also convicted of making indecent pictures of children on various dates between 2005 and 2010.
Parker, a former accounts manager at a bank, was also convicted of two charges of possession of indecent images of a child in July 2010.
Judge Paul Darlow, sitting at Plymouth Crown Court, jailed him for a total of three years and nine months.
The judge said: “I have read statements from the victim and his mother and I understand how they feel.”
He said Parker had groomed his victim for sexual abuse over some time.
The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told the jury that the abuse went on for several months – but he did not tell his mother because she thought she might be angry with him.
During the three day trial, Plymouth Crown Court heard the boy claim Parker performed an indecent act on him more than 100 times.
The court also heard from another man at the trial who said that Parker made indecent suggestions towards him when he was a youth.
He refused to comply.
Iain White, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told the sentencing hearing that Parker had more than 100 indecent Level 1 images of children on his computer.
He had 30 pictures at Level 2 and 15 images at Level 4. Level 1 images are the least serious while Level 5 are the most depraved.
Mr White said he had a caution for an offence in 2003.
Nigel Hall, for Parker, said there was little mitigation he could offer because Parker had denied the offences.
Judge Darlow also imposed an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order which restricts Parker’s unrestricted contact with young people.
This is Plymouth