September 2012

Evil sex monster Anthony Bint is jailed for 33 years of child abuse

A FORMER St John Ambulance volunteer who sexually assaulted four young girls has been sentenced to 17 years in jail.

Anthony Bint, of Lord Street, Allenton, was found guilty of 16 charges, which included an attempted rape, that took place over a 33-year period between 1978 and 2011.

Sentencing Bint yesterday, Judge John Burgess, Recorder of Derby, said the crimes were the type that “ruined people’s lives”.

Bint subjected his victims, who described the attacks as “harrowing” and “devastating”, to a seven-day trial after he denied all charges.

His victims released a joint statement following the sentencing at Derby Crown Court. It said: “Fifteen months have passed since the first revelations of abuse by this evil monster.

“It was a massive relief for the victims and their families to finally see justice done.

“It has been without doubt the most traumatic time we have ever faced and has deeply affected all concerned.

“We are obviously very concerned about the possible long-term effects on all the victims.

“We can only hope that with the right counselling the mental scars will heal as time passes. We owe a debt of gratitude to everyone involved in prosecuting this harrowing case, in particular Detective Constable Vandome assisted by Mr Bob Anderson.

“Their painstaking efforts in gathering evidence over many, many months is commendable.

“Throughout this period DC Vandome has given constant, caring support to the victims and their parents.

“We were fortunate that the CPS retained the services of an excellent barrister in Ms Julie Warburton to whom we extend our sincere thanks.

“We also wish to thank his Honour Judge Burgess for his wisdom and also for his sensitivity when addressing the victims.

“Finally, our thanks to the 12 members of the jury who put their lives on hold for the seven days of the trial.”

Bint’s crimes only came to light in June last year when one of his victims told her mother about the abuse.

Following this, three other victims also reported being abused.

Bint will serve at least half his sentence in prison and the rest on licence.

He will also be banned from any unsupervised contact with children, will be placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and will be banned from working with children.

Judge Burgess said: “I have made these orders in order to prevent any sexual offences against children in the future.”

After passing the sentence Judge Burgess added: “I thank the members of the public who behaved with dignity.

“I hope the sentence I pass down today provides some comfort and allows the victims to move on as that is the most important thing.”