Febuary 2007

Paedophile who met schoolboy for sex is jailed

A PAEDOPHILE who met a 13-year-old schoolboy for sex in public toilets around St Helier has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Often the boy who David Powell , formerly an HGV driver for Condor Logistics, sexually abused was still in his school uniform during their meetings.

The 42-year-old was due to be sentenced last month, but the case was adjourned until yesterday after his co-accused, Paul Romeril, was found hanging in his La Moye cell hours before the Royal Court hearing.

Romeril also had a sexual relationship with the boy. Powell appeared before the Superior Number of the Royal Court yesterday, having earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault, procuring an act of gross indecency, attempted sodomy, possession of indecent photographs, distributing indecent photographs and possession of cannabis.