September 2011

Derby pervert who molested teen asked mum to delete sick images from computer

A 38-YEAR-OLD man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl wrote to his mother from prison asking her to delete indecent images of children from his computer.

Raymond Attenborough, who tried to kiss the girl and touched her beneath her trousers, had 1,700 indecent images of children ranging from the lowest to the most explicit category, Derby Crown Court was told.

Jailing Attenborough for two years and four months, Judge Ebraham Mooncey said the defendant had plied the girl with drink and tried to kiss her, she had pushed him away and then he touched her underneath her clothes.

He said Attenborough, of Booth Street, Alvaston, had asked her to remove her top and when she refused there was a struggle and he tore her T-shirt.

Judge Mooncey said: “No doubt you have been told of your impact on her.

“She has reoccurring nightmares, her schooling has been affected and every time she thinks of you, she is sickened by what you did to her – that is the scar she will carry for the rest of her life.”

Attenborough was arrested shortly after the offence in April and was remanded in custody, then, in May, he wrote to his mother asking her to delete pictures on his computer, which she did not do.

Police then went to the house and seized the computer. They found 1,586 images classed as category one, 40 in category two, 38 in category three, 65 in category four and one at the worst level – category five.

Steven Coupland, in mitigation, said Attenborough had shown genuine remorse and was willing to attend a sexual offenders’ course to address his issues.

Attenborough admitted sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 18, eight counts of making indecent images of children and causing actual bodily harm.

The court was also told that on March 13, last year, Attenborough punched a man in a revenge attack, in Booth Street, Alvaston, displacing his nose. The man had to go to Royal Derby Hospital to have his nose reset.

Attenborough must sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and obey a sexual offences prevention order when he is released from prison, which includes not being on his own with anyone under the age of 18.

He is also banned for life from working with children.