July 2009

Paedophile has 10-year jail term cut

A paedophile from west Wiltshire has had his jail term cut by a crown court judge.

Bruce Stewart, 69, formerly of Greenhills in Edington and more recently of Colston Road, Devizes, had his 10-year jail term for a series of sex crimes involving children reduced by 80 days at Swindon Crown Court on Monday, for time spent on curfew while on court bail.

Stewart was found guilty of 16 counts of sexual offences between May 2007 and July 2008 at Swindon Crown Court on May 22.

May 2009

OAP paedophile receives 10-year jail sentence

A 69-year-old paedophile from a village near Westbury has been sentenced to 10 years in jail after being found guilty of a series of sex crimes involving children.

Bruce Stewart, formerly of Greenhills in Edington and more recently of Colston Road, Devizes, was found guilty of 16 counts of sexual offences at Swindon Crown Court last Friday.

Stewart had already admitted 11 charges of making indecent photographs of children and one charge of possessing indecent photographs up to level 4, which is the level given to the more serious images depicting child rape.

He was found guilty of one charge of attempted rape on a female under 13.

He was also found guilty of one charge of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under the age of 13, one charge of causing or inciting a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity, and one charge of sexual assault on a female under 13.

He was found not guilty of an alleged sexual assault on a male under 13. The offences were all alleged to have taken place between May 31 and September 1, 2007, April 30 and July 5, 2008 and July 6 and 13, 2008.