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Monster gets just 9 years for rape of boy, 7

Published December 13, 2012 by misty534

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By NIAMH GRIFFIN and CONOR GALLAGHER
 

A TWISTED pervert who raped and abused a seven-year-old boy was caged for nine years yesterday.

Sex beast Clive Dwyer already had a conviction for abusing another young boy.

The 30-year-old, from Clondalkin, Dublin, had denied raping the youngster in the child’s Co Kildare home between 1999 and 2002.

He had told the Central Criminal Court jury he only confessed to gardai because he had been questioned early in the morning and hadn’t had a cup of coffee yet.

The court was told earlier that the assaults had turned his young victim into a recluse who didn’t play sport or want to be with his friends.

The boy spent a lot of time on his own and only understood the rape was not his fault during the trial, a garda said. Dwyer had denied four counts of sexual assault and four counts of rape.

But a jury of seven men and five women found him guilty last month on all counts.

Sentencing him yesterday, Mr Justice George Birmingham said there had been overwhelming evidence against Dwyer and “no expression of remorse or regret” on his part.

He said the offences were “grave” but noted Dwyer was himself the victim of sexual abuse as a child.

Dwyer had previous convictions from 2003 relating to the sexual assault of a male child for which he received a suspended sentence.

Justice Birmingham caged him for nine years with five years’ post-release supervision. This was backdated to when he went into custody.

He agreed with Remy Farrell SC, defending, that Dwyer had himself been abused as a boy of 14 and that a man had been convicted for attacking him.

Dwyer, who was doing his Leaving Cert at the time of his offence, has now been registered as a sex offender.

 

Caldicot teen paedophile locked up for raping and assaulting girl, 12

Published December 13, 2012 by misty534

courtesy of South Wales Argus

   A TEENAGE paedophile was locked up for 12 months after admitting sexual offences against a 12-year-old girl.

Ieuan Smith, 18, pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting the girl on the first day of his trial on November 5.

Newport Crown Court heard on Tuesday that Smith, of Lapwing Avenue, Caldicot, was 17 at the time of the offences. But he lied about his age to others to make them think he was around 14 or 15 years old.

Martyn Kelly, prosecuting, said the incidents, which happened earlier this year, had had a “devastating” effect on the victim, who developed an eating disorder and started to self-harm.

   It has also impacted on her family, including her mother, who now constantly worries about her daughter.

James Tucker, defending, said Smith was immature for his age but said he could say nothing to mitigate the horrendous effect the incidents had had on his victim. 

Judge Rhys Rowlands told Smith that sexual offences were considered a very serious crime and told him he should not have had anything to do with a child of the girl’s age. He said: “You should have known better.

“The way you have behaved has had a profound effect both on the girl and her family.”

   Smith was given a 12-month detention and training order in young offenders’ institution.

He was also made the subject of a sexual offences protection order banning him from living with and being left unsupervised with children under the age of 16 for five years. 

He got just one year for ruining this young childs life!! something has to change!!!

Pervert jailed for four years

Published December 12, 2012 by misty534

A PERVERT who gave a 14-year-old Stratford girl ‘options’ over what sex acts he wanted her to perform with him has been jailed for four years.

Alex Harradine, who had regularly contacted the girl after meeting her at a wedding they both attended, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

Harradine, 26, of Grosvenor Road, Luton, had denied five charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, one of causing the girl to watch a sex act and one of sexual activity with a child.

But he was found guilty by a jury at Warwick Crown Court who also convicted him of attempting to sexually assault a younger girl while babysitting and two charges of causing or inciting that girl to engage in sexual activity.

During the trial the Stratford girl’s mother said that in March 2010 she was passing her daughter’s bedroom and heard her tell someone over the phone what time she left for work.

She then heard her daughter ask ‘the first choice is?’ and pause before asking what the second and third choices were.

The mother found a high volume of contact between her daughter and Harradine by phone and over the internet.

When she questioned her, the girl revealed occasions when he had exposed himself and got her to touch him, and he had sexually touched her.

She said Harradine had also sent her naked pictures of him sexually holding himself, which she had deleted, and asked her to send him one of her naked, but she had refused.

The girl said she had also turned down requests by him to perform sex acts on him and to have intercourse.

When Harradine was arrested he answered ‘no comment’ to all questions put to him about his contact with the girl.

But further investigations uncovered the fact that he had also abused a girl in Luton when her parents had used him as a babysitter when she was aged nine or ten.

Harradine claimed in court that none of the incidents had happened, and accused both girls of lying after trying to blackmail him – but the jury quickly rejected his story.

Marion Smullen, defending, said: “This is a young man of previous good character who was in full-time employment. But he is not the most emotionally mature young man.”

 

Man fled to Bulgaria after cleaner found indecent images on computer

Published December 12, 2012 by misty534

A man fled to Bulgaria for three years after his cleaner found indecent photos of young girls on his computer.

George States was caught after his cleaner went to police to tell them what she had seen in his Leith flat.

Advocate depute Suzanne Tanner told the High Court in Edinburgh: “The accused’s Toshiba lap-top computer, which was situated on the right hand side of the room on a desk, was switched on and was displaying a slide show of images.”

The cleaner saw four photos of girls aged about nine or ten “posing in an inappropriate manner”.

Police returned to the flat in Iona Street with a search warrant and seized computer equipment which was handed on to experts. They found a total of 265,242 still images and 1233 video clips, most of them at the lower end of the scale.

States, 67, appeared in court in July 2009 and was released on bail. He failed to attend a court hearing the following March and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The court heard despite an order to surrender his passport, which had been a condition of bail, father-of-three States was traced to Bulgaria. He was arrested there on August 12 this year and brought back to Scotland three weeks later.

States appeared from custody on Wednesday and admitted making indecent photos or pseudo-photos between December 2007 and July 2009.

He also pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking the conditions of his bail.

Judge Lord Turnbull called for background reports and remanded States in custody pending sentence next month.

For a child, sexual abuse is a life sentance!! why not for the abuser

Published December 12, 2012 by misty534

I hope you will read this with an open mind and respect for me the survivor.

I was 6 years old when the abuse started, and it went on until I was 10, was not a family member but someone whom my family trusted. When this came out my father couldn’t live with the shame so he committed suicide, my mother never recovered and spent the rest of her life in and out of psychiatric hospitals. I didn’t receive any help as it wasn’t around in those days, and only got help about 15 years ago when I came to a crossroads in my life. The person who abused me, was never brought to justice. Talking about the abuse in my family was a big NO NO, so I felt that I was not wanted, not loved and not accepted. This feeling I carried with me all my life I never spoke about my abuse to anyone until I reached out after a failed attempt to end my life:

Child sexual abuse has lifelong effects. Adults who are survivors of often report a feeling of being “stuck”. Their efforts to build and manage their lives often seem fruitless, hollow, or even hopeless. There can be a persistent perception that they are somehow different from others. They commonly report feeling that they are on the outside looking in or believe that they just don’t belong.

Often, these symptoms are a mystery to the sufferers. They may not understand the connection between their childhood situation and their adult experience. Generally, the abuse has either been accepted by the survivor as “normal” or is viewed as something that is better left in the past. In some cases, the abuse may not be remembered. Consequently, the significance of symptoms and problems arising from the abuse is often not recognized.

  • Find it difficult to develop or maintain close personal relationships.
  • Have a strong desire to live in isolation or to “hide out” from life.
  • Endure physical ailments like neck, back, stomach and gynecological problems that persist despite efforts at good self-care.
  • Experience feelings of sadness, fear and anger that often seem unmanageable or overwhelming.
  • Undergo panics, rages, depressions, sleep disorders, or self-mutilation or have suicidal thoughts.
  • Find themselves depending on alcohol, other drugs, or may develop eating disorders to cover feelings of humiliation, shame and low self-esteem.
  • Experience problems like low self-esteem, avoidance of sex, promiscuity, or inability to experience orgasms or erections.
  • Exhibit signs of trauma like panic attacks, numbing of body areas, and feeling of being disconnected from their bodies.

Some survivors compensate for their feelings of shame or inadequacy by becoming “over-achievers.” They frequently mask their pain or feelings of fragility so successfully that it becomes all the more important to the survivors that others around them do not discover that they are not really who they pretend to be. Having not been given appropriate levels of love, care, or attention when they were their true selves as children, they might feel that they will not be given love, care, and attention if they allow their true selves to be seen as adults

Furthermore, the effects of childhood abuse also tend to recur at important junctions throughout survivors’ lives. Symptoms undisturbed for years may flare as they enter serious romances, consider marriage, or become the parent of a child. Adult survivors may fear the intimacy and responsibility of committed relationships. Caring for children may arouse memories of the survivors’ unmet childhood needs and lead to sadness and/or depression. They may fear that they may abuse children the way they were abused.

Because our culture regards sexual contact between children and adults as taboo, sexual abuse usually takes place in secret and is kept secret. Denial of sexual abuse is much stronger than denial of physical or emotional abuse. Because of the silence surrounding most sexual abuse, children are forced to endure the abuse and it’s effects alone. As adults, survivors often continue to feel alone and isolated. They fear exposing the shame, rage, and hurt connected to their childhood experiences. They tend to blame themselves for the abuse, especially if there was pleasure, comfort, or a sense of caring attached to the incident. They frequently feel ashamed by the fact that they could not stop they abuse. In many instances, adult survivors do not have the words to talk about the sexual abuse. They often do not remember the details but have only a vague feeling of discontent with another family member or friend of the family. Adult survivors frequently report childhood blackouts in which large chunks of time are forgotten. The denial of sexual abuse may cause total blocking of the experience, leaving only an intuitive sense that something wrong has happened

Sexual abuse survivors commonly live with a deep sense of shame. They may blame themselves for the abuse and fear being blamed by others if they ask for help. This self-blame is often exacerbated because it is not experienced as a guilty sense of having done wrong, but as a shameful sense of being wrong. 

Survivors deal with the sexual abuse in a variety of ways. They may become over-responsible, believing that they are accountable for everything and must take care of others, often meeting the needs of others before their own. On the other hand, they may act out against others in manipulative or abusive ways, especially if that is the only way they have learned to get their needs met. Moreover, the survivor may have developed self-destructive behaviors (substance abuse, eating disorders, acting out sexually, self-mutilation, etc.) as ways to escape from or as attempts to gain control over the pain that stems from the abuse. Survivors who did not have the resources or opportunities to work through the trauma they experienced are frequently prone to self-hate, self-destructiveness, and feelings of hopelessness.   

I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I help others with their trauma which has been a form of healing to me over the years. It should never be too late for victims to come forward and tell their story, even if the abuser is dead!! Just being heard is sometimes all we want, we are not in it for financial gain, because one cannot put a price on a lifelong fight for recognition that this happened and, as to what this has done to our lives!!   

CUMBRIAN MAN, 26, ADMITS HE HAD SEX WITH GIRL, 14

Published December 12, 2012 by misty534

A 26-year-old man has been put on the sex offenders’ register for having sex with a schoolgirl after picking her up from a bus stop.

Carlisle Crown Court heard the 14-year-old had consented to everything Rohan Priyantha Skelton did with her and even sent him two photographs of herself naked from the waist up.

But Judge Paul Batty QC told him: “Girls have to be protected – often from themselves. Although it is plain that this girl was consenting to all that occurred, she was only 14 years of age – she was a schoolgirl – and you perfectly well knew that.”

Skelton, of Kirkby Thore, near Penrith, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Crown Court to two charges of sexual activity with the girl.

He also admitted sexually grooming her and possessing two indecent topless photographs of her.

A third charge of sexual activity was left lying on the court file. Prosecuting counsel Kim Whittlestone told the court the girl got to know Skelton after her friends told her to add him to her list of friends on Facebook.

“Very quickly the relationship turned to discussions of sexual matters, although she indicated very early on that she was 14 and still at school.”

Ms Whittlestone said Skelton initially told the girl he was 18, then revised that upwards to 23.

But, she said, the pair continued to talk about sexual matters – “what she had done in the past, what he wanted to do with her and what she would like to do with him.”

On one occasion in May he picked her up from school and took her to his home, where they “kissed and touched”, the court heard.

On another he took her to his home again after picking her up from a bus stop, and had sex with her.

When Skelton asked the girl for a photo she sent him two that she had taken previously, showing herself topless.

“She willingly did it,” Ms Whittlestone said.

Skelton was remanded on bail for reports, on condition that he does not communicate with the girl, and will be sentenced on January 31.

Judge Batty described the case as a “difficult and serious” one.

Prison could not be ruled out, he said.

Ex children’s voluntary worker caught with 258,000 indecent images of children

Published December 12, 2012 by misty534

Alan McDonald was arrested following a raid on his flat in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, in August last year.

 

The former children’s voluntary worker was locked up in 2002 for a similar offence.

McDonald now faces another jail-term after he admitted, at the High Court in Glasgow, downloading child porn.

 

McDonald now faces another jail-term after he admitted, at the High Court in Glasgow, downloading child porn.

Police had seized computer equipment when officers searched the 38-year-old’s home in Dalriada Crescent, Motherwell.

The court was told 258,000 still images were recovered along with 758 movie clips of youngsters being abused.

Some were at the worst end of the scale used to grade such material.

Judge Lord Pentland remanded McDonald in custody and sentence was deferred.

Accrington Stanley fan groomed schoolboys at match

Published December 12, 2012 by misty534

 

 

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A CONVICTED paedophile said to have tried to lure two young Accrington Stanley fans back to his home after games is behind bars for 19 months.

Regular match attender Philip Reece, 46, was the subject of a 10-year sexual offences prevention order, banning him from associating with any child under 18.

But, Burnley Crown Court was told, he had regularly approached two 14-year-old friends at the football, struck up conversation and sought to tempt them to his house with the promise of parties and alcohol.

Police caught the pervert on CCTV at the Accrington Stanley ground ‘playfully rubbing’ his own head against one of the schoolboy’s heads.

The hearing was told the teenagers were spoken to by officers and said Reece had told them he could get them soccer badges.

 

One lad claimed the defendant had offered him ‘booze disguised in cola bottles’.

The teenager told police Reece, who had seemed friendly at first, became aggressive and had scared him by putting him in headlocks.

The court heard the defendant claimed he had never had a sexual interest in children.

Judge Beverley Lunt, who said his flouting of the order was ‘repeated and persistent’ said because of his refusal to accept he had a problem, the only way to protect children from him was to lock him up. Reece, of Chapel Street, Brierfield, was convicted of allegations of breaching the sexual offences prevention order, between January and September 2011. He has been banned from Accrington Stanley games, both at home and away, while on bail.

David Macro, prosecuting, said on September 3, last year, police became aware of the defendant leaving the Barnet v Accrington Stanley match in Barnet and established he regularly attended Accrington Stanley home games as well.

They looked at CCTV footage from Accrington’s home game against Crewe two weeks later on September 17, and saw Reece on the terraces near some boys under 16. He was making conversation and rubbed his own head against a child’s head.

Mr Macro said police later spoke to the youngsters and one of them said he had seen Reece four or five times at the football.

Judge Beverley Lunt told Reece he had completely failed to accept his culpability and the blame for what he had done.

She said: “More to the point, you will not accept that you have a perverted attitude towards children. That being so, there is no work that the probation service can do with you.

“The only way to protect children under 18 from you is to send you to prison. There is no question about it.

 

North Cumbrian man had indecent photos of young children

Published December 12, 2012 by misty534

 A 43-year-old man has been ordered to register as a sex offender for five years after possessing indecent photos of children as young as eight.

Stephen Thompson was found guilty of four counts of making indecent images dating back to January 2010.

Thompson, of Glasson Court, Penrith, was convicted following a trial last month and was back before magistrates in Carlisle for sentencing.

Prosecutor Pam Ward said the photographs were discovered on his laptop after police searched his home. She said officers seized a number of items including his computer.

“He had visited a number of sexual sites,” she said. “A piece of paper found in a bathroom cabinet had addresses for various internet sites of a sexual nature.”

Rachel Broughton, defending, told the court that Thompson was glad the court process was coming to an end. She said he might have to leave his current accommodation and he was worried about any effect on his job as a self-employed courier driver.

Thompson was given a two-year community order with supervision and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years. He was also given a sex offender prevention order, also for five years, and told to complete an internet sex offenders’ programme.

He was convicted of making an indecent image of a child around eight years old, of making one of a child aged nine to 10, 12 to 13 and possessing a number of photographs of children aged between eight and 16.

Thompson was also ordered to pay a contribution towards court costs of £500.

GUILTY OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN BUT WALKS FREE FROM COURT!!

Published December 12, 2012 by misty534

with courtesy of fellow warrior http://chris-ukorg.org/ 

 

A man convicted of several child sexual offences has walked free from Manchester crown court

Unemployed Michael Ward, 26 of Salford, Manchester was found guilty of sexual activity with a child, indecent assault on a child and sexual intercourse with a child. All the charges relate to two girls who were under the age of 16 years old

One girl was targeted from the age of eight until she was 15 years old

Ward was finally caught when one of his female victims went to the police about what she had had to endure.

Originally, Ward had denied the offences but at a previous court appearance in October he finally admitted to his actions, saving his two victims from giving evidence in court

Michael Ward was sentenced to a three year community order, ordered to attend a sex offenders programme, and to be supervised by the probation service for three years.

He must also sign the sex offenders register for five years

Is this sending the right message to the peadophiles out there?? something has to be done about the law on this!!