Beast with ‘strong desire to abuse boys’ jailed for 21 years for child rape
A serial child sex offender with a “very strong desire to abuse boys” has been caged for 21 years after he raped a schoolboy.
Philip Shield, 68, was previously jailed in 2010 for nine years after he was found guilty of offences against three minors.
This week a court heard how a fourth victim has now bravely spoken out and reported what Shield did to him as a child.
Shield, from Gateshead, denied the crimes but was convicted of offences of rape, indecent assault and indecency with a child following a trial.
Prosecutor Glenn Gatland read a statement from the victim when Shield was being sentenced, in which he said: “I never feel safe. I don’t know if I will ever feel safe again.
“You have not only destroyed a boy back then but you have also damaged a man forever. I am not the man I could have been.”
Judge Julie Clemitson sentenced Shield to 21 years with an extended licence of one year Shield must sign the sex offenders register and abide by a sexual harm prevention order for life.
Judge Clemitson said Shield appears to have a “very strong desire to abuse boys”. The judge said the latest victim suffered “severe” psychological harm as a result of the offences and many aspects of his life have been affected.
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