July 2020

Paedophile filmed himself raping an unconscious young girl

A vile and disgusting paedophile filmed himself raping an unconscious young girl

Kevin John plied his victim with alcohol to the point where she passed out, and then took “delight” in recording the horrific assault on his mobile phone.

The youngster was one of a number of girls John sexually assaulted during his 20 years of paedophilic offending.

The 49-year-old also had a collection of thousands of indecent and extreme images, including ones where he had Photoshopped the faces of children onto pornographic pictures of women.

Sentencing him to an extended 18-year sentence, a judge at Swansea Crown Court said he posed a significant risk to young girls.

Jim Davies, prosecuting, said John’s offending was only discovered by chance when someone glimpsed an image on his mobile phone which raised their suspicions.

The concerns were reported to police, and an investigation uncovered the shocking truth.

The court heard when police raided his home they found he had 97 computers and other electronic devices, and around 1,000 DVDs and CDs.

Officers uncovered almost 9,000 indecent films and pictures, including one showing him raping an unconscious schoolgirl.

Other clips were of young girls he had secretly recorded.

One of the indecent images was of a girl John was alleged to have sexually assaulted in 2003 – the court heard that at the time the complaint was made, the existence of the image was not known about and the Crown Prosecution Service had taken the decision not to charge the defendant because the case against him was not strong enough.

The court heard that on the various electronic devices recovered, there were large numbers of images of child abuse, including many of the most extreme kind, which John had searched for and downloaded from the internet since 2000.

Officers also found images which John had digitally manipulated, in some cases enhancing the size of breasts on children or superimposing a child’s face onto pornographic pictures of women.

John, of Coronation Avenue, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, had previously pleaded guilty to 20 counts of rape of a child, sexual assault, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, recording a person doing a private act, making an indecent photograph of a child, possession of Category A, B and C indecent photographs, making pseudo-photographs of a child, possession of a prohibited image of a child, and possession of extreme pornographic images when he appeared in the dock for sentencing on Monday, July 20.

He has a previous caution from 2008 for causing a female to engage in sexual activity in relation to another girl: this offence had seen him putting his hand down the front of a teenager’s jeans.

James Hartson, defending John, said given the gravity of the defendant’s offending there was little he could say on his behalf.

Judge Geraint Walters said it was clear John had a “long-standing, entrenched pattern of behaviour” towards young girls going back two decades.

He described the defendant’s treatment of the young girl he had stupefied with alcohol before raping as “wicked”, and said said he had “delighted in filming it graphic detail”.

The judge said he had no doubt John should be considered a dangerous offender in the meaning of the legislation, and as such an extended sentence was “not just desirable but essential”.

Judge Walters told the defendant: “You pose a significant risk to young girls until such time as the underlying causes are dealt with to the point where the risk can be managed.”

John was given an 18-year extended sentence comprising 12 years in custody, and six years on an extended licence. He must serve at least two-thirds of the custodial element before he can apply for parole but he will only be released if the authorities consider he is no longer a danger.

The defendant will be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life, and was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order to control his use of the internet, and his contact with children.

Judge Walters added that the victim of the 2003 assault which was never prosecuted had been let down, but now allegations made by young people and children were treated with the seriousness they deserve – “a change of attitude long-overdue”.

July 2020

Haverfordwest man pleads guilty to multiple sexual offences

A Haverfordwest man has pleaded guilty to a huge catalogue of sexual offences against children, including the rape of a schoolgirl and possession of more than 9,000 indecent images.

Kevin David John has admitted 20 offences in total – including the rape of a girl under 16 – following a three-month investigation by Dyfed-Powys Police.

The 49-year-old, who appeared at Swansea Crown Court on June 23, came to police attention in April when he was arrested and a search carried out at his Prendergast home.

In total 111 different storage devices were seized – including tablets, laptops and mobile phones – along with almost 1,000 disks.

Specialist officers spent hours combing through huge amounts of data, uncovering substantial evidence of further offending, and John was charged and remanded into custody.

John initially appeared at Swansea Magistrates Court on April 24 where he pleaded guilty to five counts: recording a person doing a private act, sexual assault, causing a girl under 16 to engage in sexual activity, and two of taking an indecent photograph of a child.

He later admitted a further 15, which comprised sexual assault, sexual assault by touching, four sexual assaults of a child, rape, possession of Category A, B and C indecent photographs, making Category A, B and C pseudo-photographs of a child, possession of a prohibited image of a child, and possession of extreme pornographic images.

John will appear for sentencing at Swansea Crown Court on July 17.