October 2015

Rapist who sexually assaulted seven year-old girl will serve no extra time in jail for crimes


A convicted rapist who repeatedly sexually assaulted a seven year-old girl in North Wales almost 30 years ago will not serve any extra time in prison for his crimes.

Jaswinder Singh Grewal, 45, appeared via video link from HMP Manchester to hear Judge Niclas Parry sentence him at Mold Crown Court today.

The judge referred to Grewal’s young age and the fact that at the time the offences were committed he had no convictions.

The judge added that he could not ignore the fact that Grewal had been on remand for almost two years.

Grewal, who was serving a 13 year sentence for the Anglesey kidnap and repeated rape of a woman in south Wales when he was arrested for this offence, was given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order as well as a residency order against him for three years.

“I have no hesitation in finding you pose a risk to the public, especially females,” said Judge Parry.

“I can’t ignore the fact you have been held for these offences for two years.”

Grewal, who has a total of 41 offences including sexual assault, robbery and rape, was unrepentant according to his defence barrister Jonathan Austin.

“I am representing a man who does not accept his guilt,” Mr Austin told the court, before saying his client had nevertheless agreed he would abide by the terms of any order made against him.

Grewal was told the terms meant he could not approach his victim or her family or live with any woman.

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“You are not to reside with any female without letting the appropriate supervising authorities know,” said Judge Parry.

He was also banned from owning or driving a car and the ban was to stay in force until a further order was made, or indefinitely.

He must live at Tynewydd Bail Hostel under strict supervision until October 16 next year, when he would be subject to a residency order for a further two years, meaning he would still be supervised.

Addressing Grewal, the Judge described the offences he had committed.

He said: “You were convicted after trial of three sexual assaults on a girl aged six or seven.

“The victim described it occurred almost every day.

“She said it hurt and asked you to stop.

“She believed your threats that you would report here mother and father and her father would go to prison (if she said anything).

“There is what can only be described as the significant and long term effects of what you did to her.

“This is a serious matter, aggravated by the fact that you were targeting a child in her home.”

Grewal, who wore a cream sweatshirt, spoke only to confirm his name and sat impassively while sentence was handed down.

It is believed he will be released as soon as preparations have been made for his transfer to Tynewydd Hostel.