More men jailed in beach sex case
Four men who were involved in sexual activity with a young girl on two north Wales beaches have been jailed for a total of 10 and a half years.
The men were all traced within 24 hours of an appeal on the BBC’s Crimewatch.
Judge Merfyn Hughes QC, told Mold Crown Court the men were caught as a direct result of the publicity.
The men had met the girl through Frederick Lawlor, who has already been jailed for an indefinite period for offering the 13-year-old girl for sex.
Gareth Vaughan Lloyd, 47, of Brynteg near Wrexham was jailed for three years and three months after he admitted two charges of sexual activity with a child which involved intercourse.
Michael Kenny, 54, of Gronant, Prestatyn and Raymond Foulkes, 51, of Colwyn Bay, admitted one charge of sexual activity with a child and one of taking indecent photographs of the girl.
Kenny was jailed for 21 months and Foulkes for two years and nine months.
Alan Coleclough, 51, from Rhyl, admitted one charge of sexual activity with a child and he was jailed for two years and nine months.
Gary McIlroy, 50, of Weatherby Way, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, was jailed for 21 months after admitting sexual activity with the girl when she was 14.
Former Birmingham police officer Raymond Ketland, 66, of Nant y Coed, Glan Conwy, admitted two charges of sexual activity with a minor, taking indecent photographs of a child and facilitating a child sex offence. He was jailed for two-and-a-half years.
All the men were banned from ever working with children and were ordered to register with the police as sex offenders.
Six jailed for sex acts with girl
Six men have been jailed for a total of more than 17 years for sexual offences involving a girl aged 13.
They took part in sex acts with the girl on beaches, in a car and in a flat after they were introduced to her by Frederick Lawlor, from Abergele, Conwy.
Lawlor, 52, described as the teenager’s “evil controller”, and another man will be sentenced after psychiatric reports.
The six had treated the girl like a sex object without any thought for her, the judge at Mold Crown Court said.
The court heard the police investigation into the abuse is still going on, and the girl has told officers that she has sex with about 50 men in all, organised by Lawlor, who advertised in the magazine Loot.
He offered the schoolgirl whom he controlled and corrupted and the court heard the men were too weak, and lacked the moral fibre, to resist.
Videos of men taking part in sex acts with the girl at locations including Llanddulas and Pensarn beaches in north Wales were shown in court.
All six men, from north Wales and the Wirral, sentenced on Tuesday admitted offences including sexual activity with a child.
Richard White, 58, of Old Colwyn, was jailed for three years six months
Eric Craven, 47, from Penmaenmawr, for four years
Ronald Farrington, 45, from Birkenhead
James McCoy, of Abergele, both received three year terms
Ronald Roche, 49, of Abergele, was jailed for two years and three months
David Forshaw, of Rhyl, for one year and nine months.
Five men were placed on the sex offenders’ register for life while Roche was told to register for 10 years.
Judge Mervyn Hughes QC said that for more than a year, each of the six had systematically sexually abused the girl.
He was satisfied that each man knew the girl was indulging in sexual activity under the direction and control of Frederick Lawlor.
With the exception of Roche and McCoy, the men willingly took part in the making of indecent videos and DVDs showing sexual activity with a child, he said.
“The damage which each of you have done to that girl may never be known until many years have passed.
“Each of you to a greater or lesser extent treated her as a sexual object without any consideration whatsoever for her feelings, or the consequences to her of your behaviour,” the judge told the six men.
He ordered a psychiatric report on Lawlor and another man.
Lawlor admitted 18 charges including sexual activity with a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity with another, and taking indecent photographs.
Judge Hughes said: “It is recognised by this court that abuse would not have been possible were it not for the contact of the defendant Frederick Lawlor.” (pic below)
Outside court, Det Insp Wayne Jones, who led the police inquiry, said: “They committed serious offences against a weak, vulnerable victim.
“They’ve all had an opportunity when they were first introduced to the victim to say no and to report the matter to the police but they decided not to.
“The overriding factor for all of them was their own sexual gratification.”
Life term for cellar killer
Frederick Lawlor was jailed for life with a minimum term of 17 years
A CONVICTED paedophile has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 17 years after being found guilty of stabbing his girlfriend to death and burying her in a cellar where she lay undetected for eight years.
The jury at Manchester Crown Court decided by a majority of 10 to two that Frederick Lawlor, 54, murdered Dorothy Carre, 56, in 1999 by repeatedly stabbing her before burying her in a shallow grave in the cellar of their house in Equitable Street, Rochdale.
Lawlor is already serving an indeterminate sentence for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl and offering her for sex with other men while he watched and filmed them.
Murdered mother lay undiscovered for eight years while killer went on to form dangerous paedophile ring