News Of­fend­ers who avoided jail and walk our streets

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

THESE per­verts and sex of­fend­ers AVOIDED jail de­spite be­ing con­victed of dis­gust­ing crimes.

In­cluded in the list is a pae­dophile who sex­u­ally as­saulted a 12-year-old girl and a Coven­try pri­mary school teacher who was snared by a group of pae­dophile hunters.

Many of them owned up to their crimes but still man­aged to es­cape be­ing given jail time with sus­pended sentences be­ing handed down in­stead.

Tele­graph read­ers re­acted with anger at many of the judges’ de­ci­sions and ques­tioned why they were spared jail.

How­ever, sen­tenc­ing guidelines state that “where there is a suf­fi­cient prospect of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, a com­mu­nity or­der with a sex of­fender treat­ment pro­gramme re­quire­ment un­der sec­tion 202 of the Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act 2003 can be a proper al­ter­na­tive to a short or mod­er­ate length cus­to­dial sentence”.

Pri­mary school teacher Ti­mothy Lloyd was caught send­ing x-rated pic­tures of him­self to some­one he thought was a 13-year-old girl.

Lloyd had in fact been snared by a group of pae­dophile hunters and the girl did not ex­ist and was in fact a mem­ber of the Lady Go­diva Hunters.

The group con­fronted him at his home in Coven­try be­fore call­ing the po­lice and Lloyd was ar­rested and later charged with at­tempt­ing to en­gage in sex­ual com­mu­ni­ca­tion with a child, which he ad­mit­ted.

Lloyd’s pun­ish­ment was a three­year com­mu­nity or­der in­clud­ing tak­ing part in a sex of­fender’s pro­gramme.

A judge de­cided not to im­pose a cur­few on Coven­try man Adrian Kenny who had down­loaded in­de­cent images of chil­dren –be­cause he was al­ready “prob­a­bly spend­ing too much time in the house”. Kenny, from Styvechale, was in­stead or­dered to take part in re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ac­tiv­i­ties for 20 days as part of his sus­pended sentence for mak­ing in­de­cent images of chil­dren. He had pleaded guilty to three charges at War­wick Crown Court, but only af­ter orig­i­nally deny­ing the of­fences and try­ing to as­sert that fam­ily or friends were to blame.

64-year-old Kevin Ryan was found guilty of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a 12-yearold girl, but was spared jail af­ter the judge de­scribed it as “a mo­ment of mad­ness”.

The vic­tim’s fam­ily were out­raged at the sentence handed to Ryan, from Nuneaton, of two years in prison sus­pended for two years. The girl’s mum said: “If some­one mur­dered some­one in a mo­ment of mad­ness they would not walk free, they’d be jailed.

“I am an­gry, he shouldn’t be al­lowed to get away with it.”

De­scribed as hav­ing a “very dark and twisted side”, Michael McKen­zie down­loaded and sent child porn images.

A judge de­cided to give McKen­zie, from Leam­ing­ton but pre­vi­ously of Rad­ford, a sus­pended prison sentence de­spite hun­dreds of movies and pho­to­graphs, which were de­scribed as “up­set­ting”, be­ing found on his com­puter.

His 15-month prison sentence was sus­pended for two years and his name is on the sex of­fender’ reg­is­ter for a decade.

A sus­pended sentence was handed to Roys­ton Green­ing af­ter he tried to per­suade a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him by promis­ing to re­cover some money she was owed in re­turn.

Green­ing was de­scribed as hav­ing a “pro­cliv­ity for younger girls” and al­ready had a rep­ri­mand for hav­ing sex with an­other un­der-age girl when he was also a teenager.

How­ever, he was still only given a sus­pended sentence for his lat­est of­fence of in­cit­ing a girl to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

Ma­rine en­gi­neer David Evans from Southam walked free from court de­spite hav­ing al­most 25,000 in­de­cent images of chil­dren.

The images were mostly of pre­pubescent girls and were found af­ter po­lice seized com­put­ers and other

Many of them owned up to their crimes but still man­aged to es­cape be­ing given jail time with sus­pended sentences be­ing handed down in­stead.

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