May 2014

Guernsey sex offender given eight years

Wayne Brouard

A Guernsey man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a range of sexual offences, including assaulting an eight-year-old girl in 1999.

Wayne Brouard, 42, of St Martin’s, had denied that charge but admitted taking indecent photographs of an 11-year-old girl in 2011.

Guernsey’s Royal Court ordered Brouard to serve eight years in prison, with a five-year extension.

Brouard was caught when police searched his home in 2013 on unrelated matters.

Officers found 31 indecent images on a mobile phone memory card.

Brouard pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault and gross indecency at his trial in February, but pleaded guilty to taking indecent images.

Judge Russel Finch said it was “extremely concerning” that Brouard forced a vulnerable witness to re-live events that took place 15 years ago.

A psychologist’s report declared Brouard was an extremely high re-offending risk and would require serious help and strict conditions on his release.