September 2023

Convicted child rapist carried drunk girl, 14, to bed

A convicted child rapist breached a court order by carrying a drunk 14-year-old to bed.

Declan Wilson, 25, knew about the terms of the order but remained at the property with the child.

Wilson, of no fixed abode, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to breach of a sexual harm prevention order.

Prosecuting, Zoe Kuyken told the court how as part of the 10 year sexual harm prevention order made in 2017 Wilson was prevented from having direct or indirect contact with children.

On May 15 of this year, Wilson planned to attend a 17-year-old’s property in Camborne believing that she was the only one there. He met her at Aldi but the 17-year-old was with her her 14-year-old cousin. Wilson, who had brought alcohol, was informed of her age but chose to go to the property anyway.

Later in the evening, the 14-year-old was so intoxicated that Wilson carried her up to bed. The two were never alone together but the matter was reported to police and Wilson was arrested.

Ms Kuyken told the court that in 2016 Wilson was convicted of two rapes of a child under 13 and given five years in a young offenders’ institution. It seems he was released way short of halfway as the next year he was convicted of sexual activity with a female under 16 and jailed for 16 months, it was on this occasion the sexual harm prevention order was made. This breach was his second breach of the sexual harm prevention order.

Sentencing Wilson, Judge Robert Linford said: “On May 16 of this year you ended up in a house where there was a 14-year-old child. You were told she was 14 on the way but nevertheless went there. She was drunk and you knew that but saw fit to carry her upstairs and to bed.

“This was a deliberate breach. With your background, it’s an extremely worrying event. You did not orchestrate this. This was a situation you came across but you could have avoided it but did not.”

Wilson was jailed for 16 months.