W DRAY­TON

BROTHERS PREYED ON YOUTHS

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Ian Proc­tor ian.proc­tor@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

TWO preda­tory brothers ex­ploited and sex­u­ally abused two vul­ner­a­ble teenage res­i­dents of a care home in West Dray­ton.

Ja­son Win­skill, 25, of Hat­ton Grove, West Dray­ton, and Jamie Chap­man, 20, of Hilling­don Road, Uxbridge, were con­victed on Thurs­day last week at South­wark Crown Court of crimes car­ried out be­tween May and De­cem­ber 2012.

The al­le­ga­tions emerged dur­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched in Oc­to­ber 2013 by de­tec­tives from the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice’s Sex­ual Ex­ploita­tion Team, fol­low­ing con­cerns raised by Hilling­don Coun­cil for the wel­fare of girls at a chil­dren’s home it ran in West Dray­ton.

Jurors heard Win­skill be­friended the girls, con­vinc­ing each he was in an ex­clu­sive re­la­tion­ship with them.

The 25-year-old groomed them and sup­plied them with al­co­hol to en­able him to com­mit the sex­ual abuse. Younger brother Chap­man was re­spon­si­ble for a sex­ual as­sault on one of the vic­tims.

On dis­cov­er­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Chap­man left a voice­mail mes­sage for one of the vic­tims threat­en­ing her with tor­ture and vi­o­lence if Win­skill were to be ar­rested.

Win­skill de­nied the charges but was con­victed of two counts of rape, four counts of sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a child and one count of at­tempted rape. He was cleared of three counts of rape and one count of sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

He ad­mit­ted be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of cannabis.

Chap­man de­nied, but was con­victed, of one count of sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a child and one count of be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of cannabis.

He had pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted one count of wit­ness in­tim­i­da­tion.

Three other peo­ple were in­volved in the pro­ceed­ings.

Ash­ley Lane, 20, of Rut­ters Close, West Dray­ton, ad­mit­ted be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of cannabis and was ac­quit­ted of one count of sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a child.

Bradley Gre­eff, 19, of Sip­son Road, West Dray­ton, ad­mit­ted be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of cannabis and was ac­quit­ted of one count of rape of a girl un­der the age of 16.

A 16-year-old boy from Hilling­don was con­victed of one count of be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of cannabis and was ac­quit­ted of one count of rape of a girl un­der the age of 16

All five are due to be sentenced at the same court on Mon­day, Novem­ber 3. CLAR­I­FI­CA­TION: On the front page of the Gazette last week, in the story ‘Top of tree for many of our green spa­ces’, we wrote ‘London bor­oughs with a pop­u­la­tion of more than 200,000 are judged in the Large City cat­e­gory’.

To clar­ify, only the bor­oughs in London which have a pop­u­la­tion of 200,000 or more come un­der the ‘Large City’ cat­e­gory.

This is not re­fer­ring to the pop­u­la­tion of all London bor­oughs to­gether, which is more than eight mil­lion. We apol­o­gise for any con­fu­sion caused.

Ja­son Win­skill (left) and Jamie Chap­man

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