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Convicted paedophile had sex with Colne girl (14)

Published August 5, 2013 by misty534


A now convicted paedophile had a romantic relationship with a young teenager that led to a terminated pregnancy, a court was told.


John Duffy (51) and currently serving 12 years, was 21 when he started dating the girl in 1983, when she was 14 and in the fourth form of Park High School, Colne.

Duffy pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault. Formal not guilty verdicts were returned on two rape allegations brought by the woman after she read, in January, that Duffy, of Skipton Road, Colne, had been jailed for a string of sex offences against another teenager.

He was jailed for 18 months concurrently on each count, to run concurrently with his present sentence.

In a victim impact statement the woman said the termination she had when she was 15 left a lasting impression on her, and that she had tried to take her own life.

She was told by the doctor that she might have difficulty having children in later life, and that preyed on her mind.

She and her mother did not press charges at the time to keep the pregnancy a secret from her father, who had since died.

The relationship was allowed to continue, with parental approval.

Burnley Crown Court heard the pair went out for eight months after getting to know each other at the North Valley pub, where the girls’ parents were regulars and Duffy worked behind the bar.

They used to meet after school, after Duffy finished a day shift at John Cottons and before his work at the pub.

The first sexual assault happened on a Saturday afternoon when he walked into her bedroom, knowing her parents were out shopping. He was considered a family friend, and had also been on holiday with them.

The girl ended the relationship a few months later after he had sex with her on the living room floor at her home when her parents were out and her sister was asleep in the same room.

It was said on Duffy’s behalf that he thought the girl was 15 when he first met her.

Passing sentence, Judge Andrew Woolman said: “It may be the victim does not feel justice has been done, but my hands are tied.”

Judge Woolman said had the most recent charges been heard at the same time as the original court case, they would have been dealt with in totality, and would not have increased the substantial sentence Duffy was given.



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North-East paedophile forced children around world to make sex films

Published August 3, 2013 by misty534

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A PERVERT’S sickening collection of home-made sex films involving children was found after one of his victims alerted police thousands of miles away from his home.

Officers in Tasmania were able to trace paedophile Robert Hunter through his sleazy computer use, and tipped off colleagues in the UK who raided his home in Middlesbrough.

The extent and depravity of his online activities is said to have shocked the most experienced detectives and could result in an extended prison sentence for public protection.

Hunter, 35, will be sentenced when he appears at TeessideCrown Court next month. He was remanded in custody yesterday (Friday, August 2) after admitting a string of serious charges.

It emerged during the hearing that Hunter contacted girls as young as 11 all over the world and encouraged them to film themselves in sexual acts so he could watch on a webcam.

He used a video he obtained of a naked teenage boy – claiming it was him – to persuade the youngsters.

Although ten girls appear on the charges he has admitted, Hunter had made online contact with hundreds of others in the Far East, Europe, Australia and in this country.

When his victims had second thoughts about doing what he instructed, he threatened to tell their relatives what they had been up to, prosecutor Richard Bennett said.

After police raided his home in December 2011, they found a folder on his computer called “me” where he had created false identities such as Josh, Joshua and Justin.

More than 800 films and stills taken from them were discovered on the machine, said Mr Bennett. None of the images he had amassed had been downloaded from the internet.

“It has been a fairly involved case and there are a number of disturbing aspects above and beyond the number of complainants,” the prosecutor told Judge Howard Crowson.

Mr Bennett said he will be seeking a sentencing under ‘dangerousness’ provisions, and Judge Crowson said: “There is no doubt where Mr Hunter is going to be spending his time.”

The judge described Hunter’s crimes, which were carried out between 2009 and 2011, as “persistent” and told him: “Obviously, you should expect a long prison sentence.”

Hunter, of Brough Court, Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to 15 charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and 14 of making indecent photos of children.


The Northern Echo

Internet paedophile drove 200 miles to abuse Sunderland schoolboy

Published August 3, 2013 by misty534

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THIS internet paedophile Richard Hall travelled more than 200 miles from his home to abuse a Sunderland schoolboy he groomed online.


Over a period of just two days, predatory Richard Hall convinced the 14-year-old he was in love with him, and arranged a trip to Wearside from his home in the West Midlands.

They then went on trips together to Herrington Country Park and Penshaw Monument.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the 30-year-old dad, who had a long-term female partner, then booked into the hotel where he ordered the boy to engage in a sex act during the two-day trip.

Hall ensured his victim’s silence by telling him if he spoke about what happened, his life would be “like an earthquake”.

During a five-day trial, Hall denied meeting a child after sexual grooming and two charges of sexual activity with a child.

But after just over two hours’ deliberation by the jury, he was found guilty of the grooming charge and one offence of sexual activity with a child.

He was found not guilty of one charge of sexual activity with a child.

Hall will be sentenced after the preparation of reports.

He was granted bail and ordered to sign the sex offenders register in the meantime.

Judge David Wood warned him: “I think it is right to warn you the likely outcome of this is a prison sentence.

“You should spend the next few weeks putting your affairs in order for that.”

Despite a mountain of evidence in the form of semi-naked photographs of them together, and records of explicit Skype messages they exchanged, Hall insisted during the trial nothing sexual went on and said he believed the boy was 17.

His denials meant the youngster had to give evidence, via videolink, at the hearing.

The boy told jurors he had met Hall in a chatroom and they soon started messaging over Skype and text.

He said Hall was fully aware of his true age.

The boy told jurors: “I can’t remember who asked who to meet, but we ended up meeting for two days.”

The court heard Hall took the youngster on trips during his visit.

The boy said he was forced to perform a sex act when they were at Hall’s hotel, and had worried about the consequences if he refused.

He told police during a video recorded interview, which was played in court: “I just felt I would get hurt by him.”

The court heard the boy had made repeated references to his age during the messages, which Hall had claimed he considered to be a “joke”.

Hall said he had no intention of having sex with the boy when he made the three-hour trip to see him.

Prosecutor Bob Spragg showed jurors copies of messages exchanged in the days leading up to the meeting, which ran into dozens of pages.

During the exchanges, Hall had told the boy “guys my own age do my head in” and said: “I’ve just fell for you and the age doesn’t come into it.”

In one message, Hall, of St. Giles Court, Rowley Regis, said: “I’ve just fallen in love with a gorgeous, sweet, kind, caring person who is younger than me, there is nothing else behind it.”

Within hours of them chatting, Hall had said he was “scared of losing” the boy, and within days said he loved him and was engaging in intimate and graphic sexual exchanges.


Sunderland Echo

Paedophile, 52, used Facebook to pose as 13-year-old girl and prey on primary school-age children

Published August 1, 2013 by misty534

Paedophile: Anthony Nelson, 52, pretended to be a 13-year-old girl on Facebook to try to groom victims

  • Anthony Nelson was caught by an undercover cop pretending to be child
  • Police traced Nelson after parent found messages on their child’s account
  • Paedophile faces jail and will be sentenced later this month

A paedophile posed as a 13-year-old girl on Facebook to groom children but was caught by an undercover police officer.

Anthony Nelson, 52,  tried to arrange meetings with the youngsters, some of whom were in primary school, so he could abuse them.

But he became the victim of a double-bluff – because one of his targets was really an undercover police officer also pretending to be a child.

Nelson, from Shildon, County Durham, is now facing a lengthy prison sentence  after pleading guilty to a string of sickening charges in court.

One of the charges includes the possession of more than 1,300 images of  extreme child pornography.

Last night, police warned of the dangers of social networking sites and called on adults to carefully monitor what their children do online.

Twice-married Nelson was arrested in January when it emerged he had contacted an 11-year-old girl through a false Facebook account he had set up.

He slyly gained the confidence of his victims by pretending to be a 13-year-old girl – persuading some of them to send him their mobile telephone numbers.

The depraved dad then began engaging in sexually explicit text messages with the youngsters – some of primary school age – and tried to set up meetings.

But he was unaware one of his intended victims was in fact an undercover officer from Durham Constabulary.

A concerned parent had alerted the police about the Facebook messages sent to their own child – and detectives discovered there were many more.

An examination of Nelson’s computer showed he had contacted dozens of children from around the country over six months.

Police have spoken to the parents of the youngsters and to schools to tell them what the former hotel night porter had been up to.

Shameful: Nelson sat in the dock with his head bowed and sobbed when he said he wanted to sexually abuse children

Shameful: Nelson sat in the dock with his head bowed and sobbed when he said he wanted to sexually abuse children


He pleaded guilty to making and possessing pictures of child abuse and bestiality, and inciting children to engage in sexual activity at Teesside Crown Court on Monday.

With his head bowed and through occasional sounds of sobbing, he also admitted trying to arrange a meeting with a girl to commit a sex crime.

He was remanded in custody and will return to court on August 13 to be sentenced.

Speaking last night, Detective Constable Jonathan Stoker, who investigated the case, said that Nelson had preyed on his victims’ naivety in a sickening way.

He said: ‘Nelson has taken advantage of young children, some of whom were still in primary school, to fulfil his sexual desires.

‘While I have been speaking to some of the families affected by this case, one parent commented that ‘it was like he had been in their house’.

‘I would encourage parents and carers to make sure that if a child is part of a social network like Facebook, to check the account settings and to make sure it is as private as possible.’

Nelson admitted two charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and attempting to arrange the commission of a child sex offence.

He also pleaded guilty to 17 counts of making indecent images of children, possessing 1,384 such images and possessing extreme pornography.

Mail online

Parole hearing delayed for landlord paedophile

Published July 29, 2013 by misty534



A SOUTH Derbyshire mother who was raped as a child has said she is ‘mortified’ to learn her rapist’s parole date has been delayed.

The 42-year-old was subjected to a ‘campaign of sexual tyranny’ at the hands of Keith John Williams, who raped her in pubs in Hartshorne and Church Gresley between December 1979 and December 1985 when she was aged between eight and 14.

Williams, who later became landlord of The Bear in Swadlincote, received life sentences on five charges of rape and indecent assault against a child in 1999.

In March, the Mail exclusively revealed that Williams was being held in open prison conditions and would stand before a parole board hearing this summer after serving just 14 years.

Now, the Mail can reveal his parole hearing date has been postponed and will now ‘take place around the beginning of September’.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims it is not the first time the hearing date has been delayed.

She said: “I’m sick of them dragging it out for the best part of the year. I was told it would be summer, then June, then July, then August and now it’s September.

“Is this any way to treat people who have been through what I have been through? I’m just mortified.”

Before coming to a decision on whether or not Williams is eligible for release, the parole board will consider reports on Williams from probation, prison and medical staff.

The board will also consider the woman’s personal impact statement, which was submitted in February, she says.

“How long does it take? There has been no explanation, I have just been told,” she said.

“I understand why some bits have been delayed, but it has been five months. The summer holidays have been ruined.

“I want to know what my future is going to hold. My life since the age of eight has been in someone else’s hands.”

A spokesman from the Parole Board told the Mail that it could not comment on individual cases but it ‘takes its responsibility to protect the public very seriously’.

The spokesman said: “When considering a prisoner’s suitability for release, the board is mindful of the concern and anxiety which victims and their families are likely to feel about the possible release of an offender.

“The Parole Board has had to deal with a sharp increase in its caseload over recent years but has worked hard to reduce the delays in hearing cases which arose as a result.”


Burton Mail


Paedophile who stopped abuse ‘as a new year’s resolution’ jailed

Published July 29, 2013 by misty534

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A PAEDOPHILE who sexually abused a young boy has been jailed for four years.

Kevin Hole had indecently assaulted a two-year-old boy on an occasion between July 2001 and July 2002, Bolton Crown Court was told.

And then, last year, he also sexually assaulted a boy, who was then aged 12 or 13 on several occasions.

Hole, aged 29, of Fairview Drive, Adlington, and formerly of Horwich, pleaded guilty to indecent assault, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual activity with a child.

Lindsay Thomas, prosecuting, said the offences came to light when the boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told his mother that Hole and been touching him sexually.

In a statement to the court the mother said the abuse has had a devastating effect.

The boy was said to feel angry and upset about Hole’s behaviour.

Police were called and Hole admitted his crimes at the first opportunity.

Alexandra Simmonds, defending, said such an admission is relatively rare and Hole had even been candid with compilers of a pre-sentence report, revealing that he had told the child not to tell his mother about the abuse.

She added that Hole had stopped his abuse at the end of last year, of his own accord, as a “new year’s resolution” to himself, two months before the teenager spoke out.

Sentencing Hole to prison, Judge Elliot Knopf told him: “You knew what was happening and persisted in doing it, it would seem, without any hesitation.”

He placed Hole on the sex offenders’ register for life and made a sexual offences prevention order stopping him from having contact with boys under the age of 16 or living in a property with a male aged under 18.

A restraining order was also made preventing him having contact with his victim and he was barred from working with children or vulnerable adults.


Bolton News

Gareth Oliver, 21, who groomed boys was a convicted paedophile

Published July 26, 2013 by misty534

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A young paedophile with convictions for sex offences groomed two boys before travelling more than 300 miles to meet them, a court heard.
Gareth Oliver paid £52 for a coach trip from his home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Medway, taking with him his BMX bike and trunks so he could take the boys swimming.
But his plan to sleep rough with the youngsters was thwarted after their parents became suspicious and he was arrested.
Now, 21-year-old Oliver, who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, is facing a “substantial” jail sentence after he was convicted of two offences of meeting a child following grooming with intent to commit a sexual offence.
Maidstone Crown Court heard he was on licence and under the supervision of the probation service at the time.
Oliver was, at the age of 14, sentenced to three years’ detention with an extended three-year licence in October 2007 for the oral rape of two boys, aged seven and nine. He was released in February 2010.
Prosecutor Deborah Charles told the jury that Oliver’s previous convictions meant he was banned from having unsupervised contact with children under 16 without the approval of his probation officer.
Using the name Wolfie, Oliver befriended and groomed the boys via BBM (Blackberry Messenger), sometimes sending 100 messages a day.
It progressed to him arranging a meeting and on a weekend in July last year he set off on his journey to do so.
They rode around on bikes with other boys in Gillingham and Oliver, then 20, blew up condoms he took with him. The two boys, aged 12 and 13, later went home and Oliver slept rough in Broadway Park.
The next day they went swimming. But a mother had become suspicious and went to the pool.
“She saw Wolfie handling the boys, trying to throw them in,” said Miss Charles. “She found the way he did so quite disconcerting.”
The parent took him home, but she later saw Oliver hiding behind a wall and then found blown-up condoms and empty packets in the garden.
One of the fathers confronted Oliver later and he was defensive and aggressive.
Two fathers eventually grabbed him and he was arrested. Officers found condoms in his pocket.
“It is clear that the visit to these boys was sexually motivated,” said the prosecutor. “He has a sexual interest in underage boys.”
Oliver denied the charges and claimed he had only visited Kent “to have some fun”. He was convicted by a 10-2 majority.
Judge Martin Joy asked the prosecutor to find out more information about Oliver’s supervision before sentence on a date to be arranged.
“Judges are passing sentences on licence every day,” he said. “The public has to have confidence that they are effective.”
He told Oliver: “You have been convicted of this serious offence. You will understand that by adjourning for reports it is not an indication that the sentence can be anything other than a substantial custodial sentence.”
The judge told jurors: “It is not so much what he did but what he intended to do which makes it a complicated sentencing exercise.”
Kent Online

Paedophile pensioner abused Edinburgh church home children

Published July 25, 2013 by misty534

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A paedophile pensioner who preyed on vulnerable children in care at a church-run home faces a lengthy jail sentence.

Ian Samson, 72, serially abused young people and raped one girl at the premises where he lived in while his wife worked there as the matron.

Even after he severed links with the home, Samson continued to abuse children.

He wore a cross round his neck at his trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

A string of victims relived their ordeals from the witness box and one woman, now aged 48, told the court: “I just thought it happened because I was in a children’s home.”

Previous convictions

The jury found him guilty of 22 charges including rape, indecency and assault involving 12 different victims.

Eight of the crimes took place at the former children’s home in Edinburgh between 1975 and 1981.

Samson, a prisoner in Glenochil jail, is a registered sex offender who has previously been jailed and has previous convictions for indecent exposure.

Judge Lady Scott told him: “You have been convicted of extremely serious charges. This was a course of conduct of serious sexual abuse and rape of children over a period spanning 30 years.”

She warned Samson he faces “a serious and substantial” jail term when sentence is passed next month.

Jurors, who had to listen to “sordid and distressing events”, were discharged from any further service in criminal trials by the judge.

The rape victim’s younger brother – one of four siblings taken into care after they were abandoned – said he used to sleep in a dog’s basket in a bid to escape the unwanted attention of Samson who had molested him in his bed.

The rape victim told police she had been assaulted from the age of 12 and said: “I remember him saying I was special to him and it was our little secret.”

She became pregnant by Samson, but had a termination.

She said: “I just thought it was normal. I was young.”

The woman’s younger brother, now aged 45, said: “He basically said if I said anything I won’t see my family again.”

Samson, a former ice cream van operator, later went on to run a shop in Goosegreen Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, and continued to perpetrate abuse.


BBC news

Barkerend paedophile accused of sex offences order breaches

Published July 24, 2013 by misty534

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A convicted paedophile faces a trial charged with six breaches of a sexual offences prevention order.

Julian Farrell, 52, pleaded not guilty to breaking conditions of the order made by Bradford CrownCourt in 2007, when he was jailed for five and a half years for possessing indecent images of children and five counts of inciting sexual activity with a child.

At the court yesterday he denied breaching the order by using the internet for purposes other than work, operating a private internet account, possessing a photo or pseudo-image of a child without their parents’ permission and downloading or viewing an image of a child.

He also denied breaking the order’s conditions by possessing computer software or storage media showing images of young children and accessing an internet site relating to children under 16.

Farrell, of Abcot Street, Barkerend, Bradford, was released on bail until his trial in January.



Bradford Telegraph

Paedophile tried to hide his rape victim in Hanley flat

Published July 24, 2013 by misty534

PAEDOPHILE Emlyn Francis has been locked up for 10 years after raping a child.

The 56-year-old former soldier – who was already a registered sex offender – subjected the girl to a campaign of sexual abuse.

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Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard the victim, who was aged under 13, was assaulted over a three-year period.

Francis’s crimes were discovered when police found the girl at his home during a routine check.

Prosecutor Neil Ahuja said: “Police visited his flat as part of monitoring him as per his sex offenders registration.

“There was a reluctance by the defendant to open the door, he was nervous on arrival and tried to hide the girl’s presence.”

Following the police intervention the victim told a family member what Francis had done to her.

Officers seized his mobile phone and found photographs of the abuse.

Francis, of Linfield Road, Hanley, pleaded guilty to two counts of raping a child, and seven counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Mr Ahuja said: “The counts are based on a combination of the victim’s disclosures to a family member, those made during her interviews and the photographs found on his mobile phone and what they revealed.”

The court heard Francis was dishonourably discharged from the Army in 1990 after he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl.

In 2001, he was convicted of three counts of indecently assaulting a female under 16, and gross indecency with a child.

Anis Ali, representing Francis, said his client had been ‘hard-working’ for most of his life.

“Of late, he has lived a lonely, perhaps sad, and isolated existence without active support,” said Mr Ali.

“He lost the support of his wife when he was last convicted, and he has no meaningful relationship with his children, who are now adults.

“He accepts full responsibility for his conduct.

“He is able to demonstrate a level of understanding of the long-lasting consequences and the trauma that he has caused the complainant.”

Judge David Fletcher sentenced Francis to 10 years in prison for the two rape charges and eight years – to run concurrently – for the seven further counts, making a total of 10 years.

He said: “You utilised your position, as an adult in a position of power, and you also used coercion.

“You required her to do things and if she did them she got a reward – that’s grooming.

“When the victim was interviewed she found the whole experience hugely difficult.

“I suspect that going through life she will find the recollection of this whole set of circumstances equally difficult to deal with.

“Goodness knows how this is going to affect her in years to come.”

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