Jafar Adeli - Leicester

Pleaded Guilty To Attempting To Meet A Child (14) Following Sexual Grooming, Recieved 27 Months Custodial Sentence, 10 Years On The Sexual Offenders Register & Faces Possible Deportation More »

Peter Hyam - South Ockendon

Pleaded Guilty To Two Counts Of Arraging To Meet A Child For Sex & Making Indecent Images Of A Child, He Was Sentenced To 32 Months Custodial & 10 Years On The Sexual Offenders Register More »

James Stone - Nottingham

James Stone, 24, pleaded guilty to: • two counts of sexual assault with a child • one count of sexual activity with a child • two counts of possession of indecent photographs of a child • one count of possessing an extreme pornographic image, showing a sexual act between a human and an animal. More »

Terry Matthews - Leamington Spa

Convicted For Attempting To Meet A Child Following Sexual Grooming, Recieved A 13 Months Suspended Prison Sentence & Must Sign The Sex Offenders Register For 10 Years More »

Tom Watson - Leicester

Convicted For Attempting To Meet A Child Following Sexual Grooming, Recieved An 8 Month Suspended Sentence & Must Sign The Sex Offenders Register For 10 Years More »

Quisar Yousaf - Coventry

Convicted of 2 counts of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence. Sentenced To 12 months custodial & is to be deported. More »

Petr Juranek, Leicester

A man from the Czech Republic who sent sexually explicit images to what he believed to be a 14 year old girl has walked away from Leicester Crown Court today (3/3/16) with a 12 month sentence (suspended for 12 months), 5 years on the sex offenders register and barring list – DESPITE activly pursuing a child with sexual advances, indecent images & a video of himself masturbating. More »

 

Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sex Pest Paedophile PE Teacher – JAILED For 11 Years

“People like you wreak havoc in young lives.”

A PAEDOPHILE PE Teacher and gymnastics coach who sexually abused teenage boys in three counties over a period of 22 years has been jailed for a total of 11 years.

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Disgraced former Telford teacher Bruce Gracie was described by a judge at Warwick Crown Court as a “persistent and determined paedophile” who had ruined his victims’ lives.

Gracie, 68, now of Kings Lane in Newton Regis, near Tamworth, pleaded guilty in September last year to 12 charges of indecent assault and three of indecency with a child.

Those related to two boys aged between 13 and 15 whom he abused while at a north Warwickshire school in the early 90s and a 14-year-old boy at a school in Chelmsford, Essex, in the mid-70s.

But following reports on that hearing, a number of other victims he had abused in the late 70s and early 80s while he was at a school in Telford came forward.

And when he appeared at the court to be sentenced, he pleaded guilty to a further 15 offences of sexually abusing another six boys, all from the Telford area.

Gracie was jailed for a total of 11 years, made up of concurrent and consecutive sentences ranging from 12 months to six years for the various acts he committed. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

Mr Graeme Simpson, prosecuting, said: “The defendant qualified as a teacher in 1968 and taught physical education in a number of schools around the country. He went on to form a gymnastics team which became very successful, appearing in major events across the country and across Europe.”

Mr Simpson, who said the victims included both pupils and gymnasts, said the offences came to light after the first three victims made independent complaints in 2013.

“The second indictment arose following press reporting of his pleas to the first, as further victims came forward,” said Mr Simpson. Those victims were all pupils of Gracie while he was teaching in Telford between 1975 and 1988. One of them described Gracie as a bully who would make them strip naked and wrestle each other.

Miss Heidi Kubik, for Gracie, asked the judge to “bear in mind the great shame that falls on him at this stage in his life”.

Jailing Gracie, who showed no emotion, Recorder Hurst said: “In running the gymnastics team you appeared to be someone doing something positive out of school, but all the while you were seeking to single out those boys with whom you could engage in sexual behaviour.”

“It is a dreadful litany of abuse of a considerable number of victims, persisted in by a determined paedophile, and a gross breach of trust.”

“People like you wreak havoc in young lives. It may be you did not abuse every boy in your class, but you certainly abused a large proportion of them.”

 

Child rapist involved in paedophile ring which abused babies was a manager at a Manchester charity

Chris Knight worked at OutdoorLads, a social group for gay and bisexual men, for around five years until he was suspended when he was arrested.

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A child rapist involved in a paedophile ring which sexually abused babies and toddlers was a manager at a well-known local charity, the M.E.N. can reveal.

Chris Knight worked at OutdoorLads, a social group for gay and bisexual men, for around five years until he was suspended when he was arrested in November last year.

The 35-year-old, from Wythenshawe, is to be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court in the coming weeks after he admitted his role in a worldwide paedophile ring which drugged and raped its young victims – all aged under five.

Members of the group frequently travelled long distances to carry out the attacks together – or live-streamed the abuse over the internet, often using the dark web, if only one of them had access to a child.

Knight has already pleaded guilty to one count of rape of a child under 13, two counts of conspiracy to rape a child under 13, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, and one count of taking, showing, or possessing indecent images of children.

Bosses at Outdoor Lads, based on Wilmslow Road, in Didsbury, today said they were ‘shocked and appalled’ by the crimes of Knight – who was the charity’s officer manager until his suspension.

A spokesman for the outdoor pursuits group said: “Chris Knight was an employee at OutdoorLads. As the organisation is for over-18s only, he did not require DBS checks.

“Mr Knight was arrested in November and he was immediately suspended from his post at OutdoorLads.

“We were deeply shocked and appalled to find out that he was involved in a crime such as this.

“We want to stress that Mr Knight’s crimes are totally unrelated to his work at OutdoorLads – and no-one else at the charity was implicated in connection with the police enquiry.”

Many of the online articles featuring Knight in his role at OutdoorLads have been removed from the internet since the beginning of the year.

The M.E.N. has however retrieved an interview with him from May 2011 which was on the Manchester Pride website before being taken down.

In it, he talks about how not-for-profit OutdoorLads organised activities such as camping, ice climbing and hill walking to help gay men build friendships and trusting relationships.

He added: “I’m looking forward to Manchester Pride this year as well as spending more time with my long suffering boyfriend who never complains when I dash off to some remote location or other.”

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The National Crime Agency (NCA), which led the investigation into the paedophile ring, said the group has ‘tentacles that go round the world’ and its members were ‘monsters in disguise’.

The gang’s attacks were seen across the globe and the NCA has passed intelligence on to international law enforcement agencies on every continent.

Officers discovered online chat logs where members of the group, who lived across the UK, would offer advice and guidance to others on drugging their young victims.

The gang also discussed how to stop their victims crying and joked about the potential of talking to undercover officers online.

The exchanges included references to ‘nep’, a shortening of ‘nepiophile’, a word used to describe those sexually attracted to babies and toddlers.

The NCA launched its investigation, Operation Voicer, last September after one of the gang contacted police and admitted he had abused a child.

Officers were then able to identify a number of offenders and three victims – a baby, a toddler and a pre-school age child. Investigators believe there are more victims, however.

The NCA described how the group was extremely skilled at grooming the families of the victims, including a mother and father before their baby was even born.

Knight and six other men have been convicted of a total of 30 child offences.

The other men are John Denham, formally known as Benjamin Harrop, 49, from Wiltshire, Matthew Stansfield, 34, from Hampshire, Adam Toms, 33, from Somerset, Robin Hollyson, 30, from Bedfordshire, David Harsley, 51, from Hull, and Matthew Lisk, 32, from East Sussex.

Convicted paedophile jailed for sexually assaulting baby

Michael O’Brien (46) committed abuse against backdrop of severe neglect by child’s parents

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A convicted paedophile has been jailed for three and a half years for sexually assaulting a one-year-old baby who had been left in his care while her parents went out drinking.

Michael O’Brien (46) committed the abuse against a backdrop of severe neglect and physical abuse by the child’s parents. The court heard there was no clean clothes, electricity or food in the house at the time, although food was kept in the freezer for when social workers came for inspections.

Last month, O’Brien was released from a 12-year sentence imposed in 2008 for the sexual abuse of two children who were under the age of six. In 1993 he was jailed for four years for the aggravated sexual assault of a 60-year-old woman during a burglary of her home.

Describing the assault as “a vile and monstrous act” against a child whose parents had failed in their duties, Judge Sarah Berkeley said O’Brien had undergone treatment programmes in prison to lessen his chance of re-offending in future, but he needed to do more.

Suspending 18 months of a five-year jail term, she ordered that he continue to undergo treatment in prison and co-operate with the probation services on his eventual release.

O’Brien with a last address in Co Limerick pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexually assaulting the baby at her home in the west of Ireland between April 2005 and October 2006. He was convicted by a jury earlier this year.

During an earlier sentencing hearing, a local garda told prosecuting counsel Anne Rowland BL that when the baby was born her parents brought her home, handed her to her 10-year-old sister and told her that she had to look after her.

The older sibling told gardaí on many occasions she returned home to find the baby in a car seat in front of the television while the parents were out drinking.

In 2005 the parents returned to the house drunk with O’Brien. From then on O’Brien regularly stayed in the house and babysat the children.

The older sister told the trial that she was afraid of O’Brien and would lock her and her siblings in a room when he was there.

One day she came home and found O’Brien sexually assaulting the baby in the sitting room. The 10-year-old grabbed a poker and hit O’Brien, telling him to get away from her sister.

When the children’s mother returned home she beat the 10-year-old with the poker as punishment for hitting O’Brien. The child was too afraid to tell her mother about the sexual abuse.

The children were later taken into care where the older sister told gardaí about the sexual assault while detailing the neglect they faced in the house.

A foster parent for the children told the trial that most of them were not toilet trained and they did not know how to use cutlery or a toothbrush.

An examination of O’Brien’s victim showed apparent physical evidence of the sexual abuse and O’Brien was arrested and interviewed. He admitted babysitting the children sometimes but denied sexual abuse.

Judge Berkeley said the apparent physical harm had not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be caused by the abuse, so she could not take it into consideration when passing sentence.

Defence counsel Geraldine Fitzpatrick SC said her client now accepts the verdict of the jury. She said O’Brien left school early and worked steadily as a butcher and farm labourer. She said he has no contact with most of his family since his previous conviction.

Ms Fitzpatrick asked Judge Berkeley to consider “the light at the end of the tunnel principle” and allow O’Brien a chance to rehabilitate himself for his eventual release.

She also asked the judge to consider the social stigma and publicity associated with sexual abuse cases but conceded this was a lesser mitigating factor for someone with O’Brien’s convictions.