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18/09/2021

Rape attempt leads to 10 years imprisonment for Stow on the Wold sex offender

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In a recent case of attempted rape of a young girl, the accused Stow-on-the-Wold businessman was sentenced to a ten-year jail term.

The 36-year-old man, whose name can’t be disclosed due to court orders, accepted his guilt for his gruesome offences against the girl. Among the criminal charges against this man is the charge for attempting to film his attempt to rape the girl.

According to a statement by Prosecutor Richard Posner in the court on July 29, the National Crime Agency had alerted the Gloucestershire Police about the indecent images of a child being uploaded from an address in the Stow area.

“A search was made of the defendant’s home address and in the garage an tablet computer was found, which the man said was linked to his drone equipment.

“The device was examined and found to contain a Twitter account in the name of an innocent man in an effort to conceal what the defendant was doing on line.

“It is believed this device had been used to take and store pictures and videos of the young girl.

“It was also used to contact a number of like-minded users as it was full of suggested sexual activity with a young girl.

“The conversations reveal that he clearly had a sexual interest in children. The photographs show that he had been using the device for over a year and the footage on it included the attempted rape of the girl while she slept.

“His degree of knowledge enabled him to build up a network of fellow users on Twitter, in which conversations were had, and indecent images and videos of other children shared.”

As per the statement of Defence barrister Anjali Gohil, the accused wanted the book thrown at him.

“He has considered taking his own life but said that this was the coward’s way out and decided that it was best to face the music.

“This defendant wishes to throw himself on his sword and has owned up to his actions.”

The defendant wrote a letter to the judge which was read out in court.

In the letter addressed to the judge he had written that he was filled with sorrow, shame and guilt over his actions. He aslo stated that he was ready to face the consequences of his actions.

Judge Michael Cullum told the defendant, “A number of people in this courtroom in their professional capacity had to view the video you made of you trying to rape an 11-year-old girl.

“Whatever the efforts we make, we will not be able to un-see those images. That gives an insight to your offending as it doesn’t begin to equate to the trail of devastation you left in your wake.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if in the years to come your victim will be psychologically affected by your actions.

“Your life is irretrievably ruined. You were of previous good character and led a decent law abiding industrious life.

“Yet over a short period of time you decided to enter the paedophile world, sharing images and committing serious offences on the young girl.

“This was concentrated grooming of the girl, taking photographs and the sharing of these indecent images for your sexual gratification and with like-minded people.

“You created a false identity which showed you had embraced the dark, murky world you chose to enter.

“I accept that you are remorseful rather than self pitying as you have entered guilty pleas across the board for offences which all attract a custodial sentence.

“There were multiple examples of offending which you discussed with others on the internet.

“You groomed the girl in such a way that she had become comfortable in your company.

“Taking pictures of her was particularly offensive in itself but then you decided to distribute them, thus adding to the seriousness of your offending.

“You also attempted to rape her, but ejaculated early.”

The judge then ordered a 10 year prison term for the accused with a one year extended parole licence at the end.

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