April 2013

Pervert former employee of Exeter law firm engaged in sexual activity with child and had indecent photographs

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A FORMER worker at a city law firm has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to inciting a child to undress on a webcam, touching her, and possessing indecent photographs.

Garry Stone, 40, of John Levers Way, Exeter, has also been given a sexual offences prevention order for an indefinite period having admitted 14 charges.

Stone had been a database administrator at Michelmores before leaving in December last year.

Colette Stevens, the firm’s HR director, said: “Garry Stone was employed at Michelmores in Exeter as a database administrator.

“He left before Christmas 2012. We are naturally shocked by this news and will not be making any further comment.”

The charges he admitted included:

* Observing a girl under the age of 13 getting undressed and recording that act in August 2009;

* Several counts of inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity, namely exposing herself on a webcam between 2010 and 2011 when he did not reasonably believe that she was aged 16 or over;

* Several counts of intentionally touching a girl under the age of 16, when the touching was sexual, and recording that act;

* Intentionally touching a girl under the age of 16 and getting her to touch him, and

* Recording that act; and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

* He also admitted making indecent photographs. Images are graded from one to five by police in terms of seriousness and he made 43 at level one, seven at level two, 17 at level 17 and 16 at level four.

* Stone additionally entered guilty pleas to taking four level one digital images of a child;

* Taking 14 images of a child at level one, four at level two and 10 at level three;

* And being in possession of six prohibited images of children.

These offences occurred between 2009 and 2012.

He was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court earlier this month and in addition to the jail term and SOPO, it was also ordered that he will be on the Sex Offenders Register for “an indefinite period”.

March 2013

Exeter law firm expresses shock at learning former employee Garry Stone is paedophile

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A leading law firm has expressed its shock at learning one if its former employees has pleaded guilty to committing a series of sexual offences.

Garry Stone, of John Levers Way, has been sent to Exeter Crown Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to 14 charges.

The 40-year-old had been a database administrator at Michelmores before leaving in December last year.

Colette Stevens, the firm’s HR director, said: “Garry Stone was employed at Michelmores in Exeter as a database administrator.

“He left before Christmas 2012. We are naturally shocked by this news and will not be making any further comment”.

The charges he admitted included observing a girl under the age of 13 getting undressed and recording that act in August 2009; several counts of inciting a girl, not reasonably believing that she was aged 16 or over, to expose herself on a webcam between 2010 and 2011; engaging in a sexual activity in the presence of a girl under the age of 16; and charges related to intentionally touching a girl under the age of 16 when the touching was sexual and being recorded.

He also admitted possessing indecent photographs and movies featuring children.

He was released on conditional bail on the condition that he does not contact named witnesses, and has no contact with a child under 16 unless supervised by an adult responsible for that child. He also has to register with police.

Sentencing is due to take place on April 4.