May 2016

Pervert jailed for abusing teenage boys

James Desiree

A sex offender who pleaded guilty to abusing two schoolboys has been sentenced to six years in jail.

James Desiree, 39, formerly of Lower Sands, Dymchurch pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child but during court proceedings eventually admitted a further three counts- bringing the total to five counts of sexual activity with a child.

During the summer holidays in 2013 Desiree, who went under the name of Steve McWilliams, befriended a 15-year-old boy. After a couple of weeks Desiree pressured him into committing sexual acts on a number of occasions.

The victim confided in another teenage boy about the assaults and Desiree then went on to sexually assault both of them behind a café he owned at the time.

The assault was captured on film by the victims and the footage was passed to Kent Police.

When interviewed by officers Desiree initially denied the assaulting the two victims.

In his second police interview, officers confronted him with the film footage and he admitted he had lied.

He was given a six-year prison sentence, disqualified from working with children for life, and will remain on the sex offenders register indefinitely