December 2011

Rapist, 61, jailed after filming sex with schoolgirl

A 61-YEAR-OLD pervert who filmed himself having sex with a schoolgirl has been jailed for 11-and-a-half years.

Denis Williams groomed his victim before repeatedly raping her over a three-year period.

It has emerged that Williams was only caught when police raided his Stoke-on-Trent home looking for child porn on September 28.

Officers seized Williams’s computer memory sticks which he then revealed would show him “messing with a child”.

The defendant accepted grooming the child and photographing and filming his abuse of her.

He also admitted encouraging his victim to watch porn and he searched the internet for indecent images of children.

Robert Price, prosecuting, told Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court: “He said he got a bit of a kick from what he was doing.”

The court heard yesterday that Williams kept the video footage of his abuse so he could look at it.

Williams, of no fixed address, has pleaded guilty to four charges of raping a child under 13.

He also admitted assaulting a child by penetration, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, two charges of making indecent photographs of a child and two charges of possessing indecent photographs of a child.

Delroy Henry, mitigating, said Williams’s offending started through curiosity.

Now Williams will be on the sex offenders’ register for life and has been disqualified from working with children.

Judge Paul Glenn told Williams: “These are extremely grave offences.

“You groomed the girl and took photos and video clips of her.

“You admit telling the child not to tell anyone.

“I shudder to think what the long-term effect on that child is going to be.

“You present a high risk of serious harm towards children. She will have been corrupted by what you did. And you recorded it and retained the footage for your future enjoyment.”

Staffordshire Police today described how Williams was caught following the child porn raid.

After the hearing, Detective Constable Adam Walker, who led the inquiry, said: “We received information that a computer user at Williams’s home address had been downloading indecent images of children.

“We carried out a search warrant and during the course of the investigation we discovered that Williams had been sexually abusing a young girl.

“Williams disclosed this information after realising that evidence of his abuse was on the computer equipment which we had seized.

“This case shows that people who commit these crimes are vulnerable to being caught by the police.”