7 YEARS IN JAIL FOR CHILD SEX CRIMES

South Wales Evening Post - - FRONT PAGE - JA­SON EVANS @Evan­sthecrime • 01792 545549 ja­son.evans@me­di­awales.co.uk

AN un­re­pen­tant pae­dophile has been given a 10-year ex­tended sen­tence for pub­lic pro­tec­tion af­ter be­ing caught en­gag­ing in sick­en­ing sex­ual con­ver­sa­tions with young girls on­line.

Geraint Kristopher Jonson also had scores of in­de­cent im­ages and videos on his com­put­ers and mo­bile phone.

But Swansea Crown Court heard the 24-yearold does not think he has done any­thing wrong, and re­fuses to en­gage with any help to tackle his prob­lem.

The po­lice, act­ing on in­tel­li­gence, ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at Jonson’s house and seized his phone, lap­top and a com­puter hard drive.

Ian Wright, pros­e­cut­ing, said Jonson gave of­fi­cers his pass­words, and they were able to ac­cess his ex­ten­sive chat his­tory on the Skype video mes­sag­ing ser­vice.

The first chat log they found in­volved Jonson com­mu­ni­cat­ing a 13-yearold girl who was traced to the Hum­ber­side Po­lice area. The pros­e­cu­tor said the con­ver­sa­tions started in­no­cently enough – mes­sages about a shared in­ter­est in com­puter games – but them be­came more “flir­ta­tious and sex­ual in na­ture”, with Jonson pay­ing the young girl com­pli­ments.

Jonson then started ask­ing her to ex­pose her breasts and touch them while he per­formed sex acts on him­self, the re­sults of which he would show her.

Po­lice also found chat logs be­tween Jonson and some­one who ap­peared to be a 13-year-old girl in Amer­ica.

Dur­ing these con­ver­sa­tions Jonson asked her to per­form sex acts on cam­era, and told her he wanted sex with her – adding that if she got preg­nant and had a daugh­ter, he would want to have sex with the child too.

Mr Wright said the third chat log dis­cov­ered by po­lice in­volved what ap­peared to be a 10-yearold girl – though, un­be­known to Jonson, the pro­file was in fact be­ing run by an adult male.

Dur­ing these chats Jonson again talked about im­preg­nat­ing the “girl” and then abus­ing any daugh­ters that re­sulted. He also told the “girl” he wanted sex with her while she was wear­ing her pri­mary school uni­form.

Jonson, of Heol Gwyrosydd, Pen­lan, Swansea, had pre­vi­ously pleaded guilty to a to­tal of 11 counts of pos­sess­ing in­de­cent im­ages, in­cit­ing a child to per­form sex­ual acts, at­tempt­ing to in­cite a child to per­form sex­ual acts, and en­gag­ing in sex­ual acts in the pres­ence of a child when he ap­peared in the dock for sen­tenc­ing.

John Tar­rant, for Jonson, said the pre-sen­tence re­ports into his client showed lit­tle ev­i­dence that he ac­cepted he needed help.

Jonson was given an ex­tended 10-year sen­tence, com­pris­ing seven years in cus­tody and three years on li­cence.

He will also be on the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter for the rest of his life, and will be the sub­ject of an in­def­i­nite sex­ual harm pre­ven­tion or­der.

Geraint Kristopher Jonson.

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