August 2013

Dad speaks out after judge bailed Tile Hill pervert who abused his daughter

William Murray

Paedophile William Murray pictured above

The father of a sex abuse victim has blasted a judge for bailing the depraved pervert who attacked her – after a jury had found him guilty.

William Murray, 46, attacked two girls and a boy in the 1980s but when he appeared in court he pleaded not guilty to 14 separate offences.

He was found guilty after a trial – but despite telling Murray he would be going to jail, Judge Alan Parker released him on bail ahead of sentencing.

Incredibly Murray ended up at an address three doors away from the father of one of the victims.

Yesterday after Murray was jailed for a total of eight years the dad – who cannot be named – told the Telegraph: “He got found guilty of 14 truly sickening offences by a jury and he gets bail? How does that work?

“Surely you would have thought that for his own safety he would be remanded in custody. I couldn’t believe he was bailed and I don’t think the police could believe it.

“It’s ripped my family apart – this person has done so much damage. I’m so proud that she spoke out and decided to do something about it though.

“Murray thought it was one big joke.”

Yesterday Murray, of Berners Close, Tile Hill, was sentenced for six charges of indecently assaulting two girls, three of indecency with a child, three of indecently assaulting a boy and two of having sex with him.

He had previously admitted one count of sexual assault.

Judge Parker jailed him for eight years and ordered him to register as a sex offender for life.

He will have to serve at least two thirds of the sentence before he is released.

During the sentencing hearing Simon Hunka, prosecuting, said that as a result of the abuse Murray’s victims have described “incidents of self-harm, turning to alcohol, turning to criminal offences and, in one case, a quite serious overdose”.

Sarah Allen, defending, said Murray’s IQ was in the bottom two per cent of the population.

She said: “It may be there was an inability to understand the full consequences of what he was doing. The prospect of prison terrifies him.

“This is a person who finds himself staring down the barrel of a very long sentence; but whether that has fully sunk in, I don’t know.”

Jailing Murray, Judge Parker told him: “These are most exceptionally serious offences. By far the most grave were the offences committed on a very young boy who was no older than six.

“You did not just get away with it for over a quarter of a century, the three of them have had to live with the dreadful consequences to them for all that time.

“You behaved in the most grotesque and depraved way. It was obvious to anyone who saw them in the trial that they live these terrible experiences every day.

“You knew you were guilty, and you sat there and listened to them re-live the dreadful things you subjected them to.”

July 2013

Prison warning over babysitter’s child abuse in the 1980s

A MAN walked from Warwick Crown Court after being found guilty of abusing three young children in the 1980s.

But William Murray, of Berners Close, Lower Eastern Green, was told by a Judge he would be going to prison when he is sentenced.

The 46-year-old admitted one indecent assault offence, but denied six charges of indecently assaulting two young girls, three of indecency with a child, three of indecently assaulting a boy and two of having sex with him.

A jury found him guilty of all 14 charges by unanimous verdicts.

The court heard Murray had babysat for all three.

Although the girls did make complaints about ten years later, they then withdrew them for personal reasons.

But both renewed their complaints when they were contacted by the police late in 2011 and early last year.

Judge Alan Parker adjourned the case for sentencing at a later date and released Murray on bail.