August 2017

School uniform pervert jailed for seven years for abusing girls

A man said to have a fetish for girls in school uniform has been jailed for seven years after a court heard he indecently assaulted two children.

Mold Crown Court heard David Flavell, who had been living in Llandudno but who comes from St Austell in Cornwall, took indecent photographs of the two girls and distributed them on the internet.

The 34-year-old – a night time carer of the elderly – was arrested when police investigated a case in West Yorkshire.

The images were recovered, police saw they had been uploaded in North Wales, and it turned out it was by the defendant under a false name.

The families of the victims were then traced by police.

There were photos of girls in school uniforms in a shower and in a bath and taking part in sexual acts.

Judge Niclas Parry jailed him for seven years and made a life-time restraining order not to contact the victims, who were both aged under 10.

Flavell was ordered to register with the police as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and a life-time sexual harm prevention order was made to curb his future activities.

Judge Parry said that, by his own admission, the defendant had a sexual interest in children and had acted out his own fantasies.

He said that there had been significant planning and grooming, and sexual images had been taken, retained and distributed.

Prosecuting barrister Anna Pope said the defendant had originally been charged with offences of rape, but his guilty pleas to sexual assault had been accepted on the day of trial.

Miss Pope said the defendant groomed one girl, and it progressed from taking photographs of her to touching her and simulating sex with her. He also incited her to touch him.

A second girl had been subjected to sexual acts and was photographed.

In a victim impact statement, the family of one victim told how it had affected her and her mother felt “sick to the stomach” at what he had done.

The family of the other victim said that she had been left anxious and confused.