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Child sex offences denied by Great Gonerby man

Published August 9, 2013 by misty534

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A Great Gonerby man charged with 12 sex offences will go on trial at Lincoln Crown Court in November.

 

Stevan Angeloni, 40, denied a dozen offences during a plea and case management hearing at Lincoln Crown Court today (Friday).

Angeloni faces seven charges of sexual activity with a child. The alleged offences relate to four children who can not be named for legal reasons.

He is also accused of three exposure charges, one charge of engaging in sexual activity in front of a child and a single offence of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between March 2005 and February 2012.

Judge Sean Morris adjourned the case for a five-day trial at Lincoln Crown Court starting on November 18.

Angeloni, of Belvoir Gardens, was granted conditional bail until his trial.

 

Grantham Journal

Pontypool paedophile rapist, Harry Spragg, 79, jailed

Published July 17, 2013 by misty534

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A PONTYPOOL pensioner who went missing before being charged with sexual offences against a young girl has been jailed for ten years.

Harry Spragg, 79, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child and three counts of taking indecent photographs of a child – all relating to a girl under 13.

Passing sentence at Newport Crown Court on Friday, Judge William Gaskell said: “You are a man of previous good character who is now 79.

“She was wholly unaware of the implications of what you did to her. But as she is getting older and having a greater realisation of what you did it is likely to become an oppression for her.

“What you did in my judgement will have a really long term effect on her.”

This case came to court not long after Gwent Police issued a missing persons appeal stating that Spragg had been reported missing from his home on November 8, 2012.

Defending Spragg, Mary Parry Evans has said the episode had been “ so out of character it was unbelievable.”

“You can’t explain this behaviour,” she said.

“This is a 79-year-old man who has a completely clean record.”

Mrs Parry Evans said there had been stresses in his life around the time of the offences but that those did not mitigate for what he had done.

She said: “He knows this is all his own fault.”

Spragg, of Laburnum Drive, New Inn, was sentenced to ten years for each of the rapes, two years for each of the offences of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and three years for each of the counts of taking indecent photographs. All the sentences were set to run concurrently.

 

South Wales Argus

Taxi driver pleads guilty to sex with a child

Published July 16, 2013 by misty534

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A BROMSGROVE taxi driver who had sex with a 15-year-old girl in the back of his cab has been jailed for two years.

Appearing at Worcester Crown Court his counsel, Kristina Montgomery QC, said that the girl had developed a crush on John Warman after he had been engaged to take her to school.

But her mother discovered revealing text messages when the girl borrowed her mobile phone, and Warman was seen by police.

Warman, 28, of Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child. He was ordered to sign the sex offenders list for 10 years. A sexual offences prevention order forbidding contact with children was made for the same period.

Michael Conry, prosecuting, said the mother became suspicious after the girl returned home late in the evening of January 23, 2012, and she found the text messages on her phone.

Warman had taken the girl to a wooded area and had intercourse after locking the doors of his cab. He said he was aware she was only 15 but that she had a crush on him.

Miss Montgomery submitted that the relationship was not of his making but conceded that it was not one-way traffic. He wanted it to cease, and should have distanced himself from her.

He was unaware that her mother was worried about her absence. There was a sexual encounter but the girl was persistent and did not have to be coerced. He regretted taking their relationship to a level where he disregarded the disparity in age.

Judge Robert Juckes QC said Warman had let himself be tempted but it was a breach of trust necessary in his job as a taxi driver.

Bromsgrove Advertiser

School worker in court over child sex offences

Published July 6, 2013 by misty534

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A SCHOOL sports coach was remanded in custody today on child sex charges after a hearing at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court.

Glyn Thompson did not enter a plea in relation to allegations of five offences under the Sexual Offences Act, including assault with penetration and sexual activity with a child.

The allegations date back to 2011 and 2012, when the defendant was working at Stoneyholme Primary School in Burnley, and relate to one teenage girl who was not a pupil at the school.

Thompson, 31, of Padiham Road, Burnley, wore blue jeans and a light grey sweatshirt as he stood in the dock, and sat with his head in his hands throughout the hearing.
Thompson’s parents were in court to see the chairman of the bench, Mr Trevelyan, inform Thompson that his application for bail had been refused.

The case will now be heard at Burnley Crown Court on July 24.

did not enter a plea in relation to allegations of five offences under the Sexual Offences Act, including assault with penetration and sexual activity with a child.

The allegations date back to 2011 and 2012, when the defendant was working at Stoneyholme Primary School in Burnley, and relate to one teenage girl who was not a pupil at the school.

Thompson, 31, of Padiham Road, Burnley, wore blue jeans and a light grey sweatshirt as he stood in the dock, and sat with his head in his hands throughout the hearing.

 Thompson’s parents were in court to see the chairman of the bench, Mr Trevelyan, inform Thompson that his application for bail had been refused.

The case will now be heard at Burnley Crown Court on July 24.

 

Lancashire Telegraph

Sheerness man locked up for child porn offences

Published June 11, 2013 by misty534

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Daniel Harding, formerly of Briton Court, also pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a child

A Sheerness man has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to downloading indecent images of children and engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Daniel Harding, formerly of Briton Court, invited children round to his home to play computer games, but instead he showed them indecent images of children, showed them his genitals and encouraged them to show him theirs.

On December 13, police were contacted regarding concerns that children were visiting the home of the 41-year-old.

Police executed a warrant at Harding’s home and seized digital equipment for analysis. Some 182 indecent images of children were recovered from the devices, as well as 10 prohibited images and three videos that he had made, totalling just under 50 minutes.

Harding pleaded guilty to two counts of making indecent images of a child, possessing indecent images of children, possession of prohibited images, two counts of causing a child to view a sexual act, sexual activity in the presence of a child and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

He was sentenced to four years in prison.

DC John Milham from the Kent Police public protection unit said: “I can’t emphasise how important it is for people to contact police if they know of, or suspect, sexual abuse of children.

“The child protection teams at Kent Police rigorously investigate offences against children and take their welfare extremely seriously.

“There’s no doubt that Harding poses a danger to children and the courts have seen fit to impose a custodial sentence upon him.

“Our child protection teams work with many organisations that provide help and support for child victims of sexual, and also other types of abuse.

“We work with them to ensure support networks are in place for children, who provide crucial evidence in these cases and help ensure that other children and vulnerable individuals are protected.”

formerly of Briton Court, invited children round to his home to play computer games, but instead he showed them indecent images of children, showed them his genitals and encouraged them to show him theirs.

On December 13, police were contacted regarding concerns that children were visiting the home of the 41-year-old.

Police executed a warrant at Harding’s home and seized digital equipment for analysis. Some 182 indecent images of children were recovered from the devices, as well as 10 prohibited images and three videos that he had made, totalling just under 50 minutes.

Harding pleaded guilty to two counts of making indecent images of a child, possessing indecent images of children, possession of prohibited images, two counts of causing a child to view a sexual act, sexual activity in the presence of a child and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

He was sentenced to four years in prison.

DC John Milham from the Kent Police public protection unit said: “I can’t emphasise how important it is for people to contact police if they know of, or suspect, sexual abuse of children.

“The child protection teams at Kent Police rigorously investigate offences against children and take their welfare extremely seriously.

“There’s no doubt that Harding poses a danger to children and the courts have seen fit to impose a custodial sentence upon him.

“Our child protection teams work with many organisations that provide help and support for child victims of sexual, and also other types of abuse.

“We work with them to ensure support networks are in place for children, who provide crucial evidence in these cases and help ensure that other children and vulnerable individuals are protected.”

 

kent news

Larkfield man faces court over child sex offence charges

Published April 27, 2013 by misty534

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A 31-year-old man from Larkfield is to appear in court charged with sex offences

Richard Pink, of Brooklands Road is charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child, all of which allegedly took place between January and April 2007.

On Thursday (April 25) Pink appeared at Mid Kent Magistrates Court, where he was committed for trial at Maidstone Crown Court, with his next hearing there due on Friday June 7. Pink pleaded not guilty to all counts at an earlier hearing.

He was bailed, on the condition that he does not contact any prosecution witness nor have unsupervised contact with any children

 

kent news

Convicting a man of child sex crimes would be an “injustice” says lawyer

Published April 19, 2013 by misty534

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A JURY has been told it would be an “injustice” to convict a man of child sex crimes because there is a “real possibility” his accuser got it wrong.

A defence lawyer told the Oxford child sex exploitation trial jury they should not find his client guilty because he did know some of the other defendants.

Assad Hussain, 32, is charged with rape and sexual activity with a child. The complainant known as Girl 1 claims he raped her between the ages of 13 and 15 from 2004 to 2007. He is one of nine defendants to deny all charges.

But his barrister Mark George, in his closing speech, said Girl 1 only identified him in a police identity procedure last year. And he said she had admitted being “out of her box” on drink and drugs during the abuse, saying she took drugs so she would not remember it.

He said: “Isn’t there a real possibility she has got it wrong?
“When you look at all the evidence can you really put your hand on your heart and say you are sure she got it right?”

He told the jury: “To find Assad Hussain guilty would be an injustice in this case.”

Hussain also denies Girl 5’s claims he had sex with her when she was 14 in 2011 knowing how old she was.

Mr George will finish his speech on Monday morning before the jury hears from Mohammed Karrar’s barrister.

The defendants deny all charges. The trial continues.

 

Oxford Mail