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Paedophile jailed for four years

Published August 9, 2013 by JS2

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A PAEDOPHILE who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl has been jailed for four years.

William John Jones’ offending against the girl was brought to the attention of the police after she confided in her dad.

Jones, 41, of Minffordd, Llanfair Caereinion, indulged in sexual intercourse with the girl.

“The girl was shocked and she chose not to tell anyone,” said Oliver King, prosecuting.

“But she then told her father what happened and he took her to the police station in Newtown.

“At first Jones told police that the girl had climbed on him. He also claimed that he thought she was 16-years-old, but this could not be true as he would have known that she’d recently celebrated her 15th birthday.”

Jones admitted two charges of sexual activity with a child, which involved touching her intimately over her clothes and having sexual intercourse with her.

Paul Smith, defending, said: “The defendant has demonstrated his remorse and is disgusted with himself.

“Throughout interviews he has acknowledged what happened and that he was wrong and to blame.”

But Judge Philip Hughes slammed the jailed paedophile, saying: “You knew she was 15 and the effect on her is something we cannot tell at this stage.

“From her witness statement she is lacking in confidence and is nervous because of what you did, and you did this while you were drinking and initially tried blaming the young victim for encouraging you.”

Jones was jailed for four years and was placed on the sex offender’s register indefinitely.

He was also made the subject of an order preventing contact with children except under certain conditions.

 

 

Country Times

Under-fire judge to face paedophile in court

Published August 9, 2013 by JS2

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A judge at the centre of a storm in the UK over inappropriate comments made about a teenage sex attack victim is to face the abuser again in court.

Judge Nigel Peters QC is being investigated by the judicial watchdog over remarks made during the sentencing of paedophile Neil Wilson, who admitted engaging in sexual activity with the 13-year-old girl.

Wilson, 41, who walked free from court with a suspended sentence, is to appear before Judge Peters via videolink at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday to deal with “an administrative matter” in relation to his sentence.

A row broke out earlier this week when it emerged prosecuting barrister Robert Colover labelled the young girl “predatory” and “sexually experienced” and Judge Peters said he accounted for the way the girl looked and behaved when he sentenced Wilson.

Mr Colover has been suspended from prosecuting sexual offence cases pending a review by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), while Judge Peters’ comments are to be investigated by the Office for Judicial Complaints.

 

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Paedophile Anwar Ismail jailed due to testimony from beyond grave from victim who took his own life

Published August 9, 2013 by JS2

Victim: Teenager Aaron Leafe

In a 93-minute police interview played out in court, the teenager told officers how he was groomed from age 12

A paedophile who sexually assaulted a boy of 15 was jailed for 18 years yesterday after his victim gave evidence from beyond the grave.

Vulnerable Aaron Leafe killed himself six weeks after reporting Anwar Ismail, 31, who worked at a children’s home where the boy lived.

In a 93-minute police interview played out in court, the teenager told officers how he was groomed from age 12.

On the tape Aaron said: “Anwar always pressured me into having sex with him.

“I didn’t want to do it. He gave me money. He got me a flat.

“He bought me cigarettes and cannabis. I was scared. I just did what I was told.”

His suicide note in 2010 said he could not get over the abuse.

At Leicester crown court Ismail, of Spinney Hills in the city, was convicted of seven counts of sexual assault.

Aaron’s mum said: “Justice has been done for Aaron but it’s bittersweet – because he’s not here to see it.”

By Louie Smith

Paedophile used Facebook to offer 15-year-olds money for sexual favours

Published August 6, 2013 by JS2

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He is jailed for 40 months and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life

A paedophile made explicit suggestions and offered drugs and money in return for sexual favours after contacting two 15-year-old girls on Facebook, a court heard.

Paul Anthony Williams, 36, of no fixed address, was jailed for 40 months at Caernarfon crown court and must register as a sex offender for life. A court order restricts his internet use and contact with girls.

Williams admitted sexual grooming and inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity. Police were alerted after the mother of one of the teenagers, of Prestatyn and Denbigh, saw Facebook messages from Williams.

Defence counsel Simon Mintz said Williams’s record was “unappealing” but his last sex offence was a decade ago. Although there was “sex talk” with the girls, no sexual assaults actually took place.

Prosecutor Caroline Harris said Williams’s history included a 1996 conviction for indecent assault on a girl of six, and sexual intercourse with underage girls.

Recorder Keith Bush said Williams was “extremely dangerous” to young girls. He had persistently contacted one of his latest victims to meet up for sexual purposes.

The judge said “serious distress” had been caused. “Mercifully, matters didn’t proceed as far as any physical meeting between you and the young girls,” he added.

“It’s behaviour which I’m sad to say seems to be part of your personality.”

 

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Anger as judge spares paedophile jail because his 13-year-old female victim was ‘predatory’

Published August 6, 2013 by JS2

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The decision to allow a paedophile to walk free after his 13-year-old victim was described as a sexual predator has been condemned as ‘plain wrong’.

Neil Wilson, 41, lured the unnamed teenager to his Romford home where he watched her strip out of her school uniform before she performed a sex act on him.

She eventually told a friend about the abuse who in turn informed the police.

During a search of Wilson’s home officers also uncovered a stash of images and videos depicting child abuse and bestiality.

He admitted a string of charges but was handed a suspended sentence at Snaresbrook crown court.

But during his hearing, prosecutor Robert Colover told the judge: ‘The girl is predatory in all her actions and she is sexually experienced.

‘She appeared to look around 14 or 15 and had the mental age of a 14 or 15 year old despite being younger than that.

‘There was sexual activity but it was not of Mr Wilson’s doing, you might say it was forced upon him despite being older and stronger than her.’

Passing sentence, Judge Nigel Peters said ‘you have come as close to prison as is imaginable’ but noted ‘these facts the girl was predatory and was egging you on’.

Barnardo’s deputy director of strategy Alison Worsley condemned the sentence and description of the victim made in court.

‘Children can never truly consent to their own abuse,’ she said.

‘It is plain wrong to imply in any way that the experiences of sexually exploited children are something they bring on themselves.

‘It is difficult to imagine the torment experienced by the vulnerable victims of crimes such as these.

‘Many turn in on themselves and have feelings of shame and even self-loathing on top of the psychological scars inflicted by the abuser.

‘It takes immense bravery for these young people to relive their ordeal in a court of law and we must not forget that it is the abuser who is guilty and not the victim.’

 

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Mark Harris, 39, had sex with girl aged 13

Published August 5, 2013 by JS2

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A PAEDOPHILE who exploited the affection of a frightened 12-year-old girl has been jailed for four years and eight months.

Mark Andrew Harris, 39, ignored an official police warning to stay away from the girl after her mother confronted him over their friendship, said Sarah Mallett, prosecuting. He was more than three times the girl’s age.

Within days of her turning 13, he had sex with her and continued to have a sexual relationship with her for months, until the mother found his texts on the girl’s mobile phone.

In her diary, the girl wrote: “I am truly and utterly in love with him.”

Harris claimed to police he had been trying to help and guide the girl, whom the court heard had a troubled past and went on to have relationships with other men.

Mrs Mallett said: “Her involvement with this defendant began a process of turning a frightened child into a very sexualised child.”

The Recorder of York, Judge Stephen Ashurst, told Harris: “What you did and the activities you engaged in with (the girl) were done by you with your eyes fully open to the situation. You exploited the affection that she was displaying towards you.”

He said: “There is only one outcome in this case. You must go to prison.”

Harris, 39, of Huntington Road, York, pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual activity with a girl.

In addition to the jail term of four years and eight months, he was placed on the sex offenders’ register, made subject to a sexual offences prevention order banning him from all contact with the girl and any unsupervised contact with any girl under 16, and disqualified from working with children, all for life.

His solicitor, Alaistair Bateman, said: “He is not a danger to young girls. This is an isolated case.”

Harris had not groomed the girl but had wanted to support her, he said. He was an isolated man whose life had been blighted by his schizophrenia and had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act for much of his adult life.

 

The Press

Convicted paedophile had sex with Colne girl (14)

Published August 5, 2013 by JS2

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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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