April 2022: Currently in Dartmoor prison

October 2021

Paedophile sentenced after sexually abusing young girl

A secondary school caretaker has been sentenced after being found guilty of the repeated sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl

James Wheeler, 39, formerly of Droitwich but most recently Winchester appeared at Winchester Crown Court where he was found guilty of:

  • Three counts of sexual assault on a female child aged under 13

  • Causing a child aged under 13 to look at an image of sexual activity

The court was told that Wheeler had exposed the 11-year-old girl to adult pornography, before sexually assaulting her on at least three separate occasions. 

Wheeler was said to of physically attacked and beaten a young boy of eight, but no charges were made for that offence.

The judge sentenced Wheeler to  44 months in prison

A sexual harm prevention order was made until further notice, and he was told to register as a sex offender for life