August 2015

Gym coach jailed for 18 years for sexually abusing girls he trained

58 year old Graham Oliver now of Heol Fedw in Swansea assaulted five victims in Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead over 38 years from 1977 to this year.

He was caught after one woman went to the police telling them what happened to her when she was aged 14 to 16 between 1978 and 1981.

Oliver assaulted the second victim twice between 1977 and 1981 when she was aged between 12 and 15.

The third was aged 12 in 1977 and 1978.

She said she had been assaulted on about 5 occasions.

The fourth victim was 10 in 2000 when she was abused on two occasions.

The fifth victim was aged 5 in 2014 and 2015.

Oliver, pleaded guilty to 11 charges of indecent assault and 2 of assault by penetration.

He was given a 12 year jail term with another 6 years when he will be on licence and liable to be returned to jail.

He must also register as a Sex Offender for life and is banned from ever working with children again

July 2015

Man pleads guilty to sex crimes against young girls

A man accused of sex crimes against young girls has pleaded guilty in court to all 13 counts of indecent assault.

Graham Leslie Oliver, 57, appeared at St Albans Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday, July 29) accused of assaulting different girls in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted on various dates dating back to the 1970s.

All of the victims were under the age of 16 at the time of the allegations.

The most recent count accused Oliver of committing a sexual assault on a date earlier this year.

Oliver faced five further counts of sex offences against young girls dating back a number of years.

He was accused of three counts of committing indecent assaults against young girls, all alleged to have been committed in Hemel Hempstead.

He faced a further historical charge of committing an act of gross indecency against a young girl, again in Hemel Hempstead.

At the time of the earliest alleged incidents, Oliver would have been a teenager himself.

Her Honour Judge Marie Catterson said to Oliver: “A lengthy custodial sentence is inevitable – you had better brace yourself for that.”

Oliver, of Heol Fedw, Swansea, Wales, remains in police custody and will appear for sentencing on Friday, August 21.