August 2020

Child sex abuser jailed for life

A child sex offender who encouraged two women to abuse children has been handed a life sentence.

James Jewell, 36, of Brymer Road, Puddletown, Dorchester, was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Jewell was sentenced after admitting six counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, aiding and abetting the sexual assault of a child and aiding and abetting an offender to engage in sexual activity with a child.

He was also sentenced for three counts of making indecent images of a child and two counts of distributing indecent images of a child.

The charges related to offences which occurred in Greenhithe and Tunbridge Wells between November 2017 and July 2018 where Jewell encouraged two women he met online to carry out sexual abuse of children.

Kirsty Kimber, 26, of York Road, Tunbridge Wells, was jailed for more than nine years in February after pleading guilty to six counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, four counts of taking indecent photographs of a child and three counts of distributing indecent photographs of a child.

Concerns were raised on 20 July 2018 after videos were found by a friend on a mobile phone of her abusing a child. She was also found to have shared these videos via an instant messaging app with Jewell.

A second woman from Greenhithe was handed a 14-month sentence, suspended for 18 months in July 2019 after pleading guilty to seven child sex offences.

Both women were also handed Sexual Harm Prevention Orders.

Following an investigation Jewell was arrested on 22 August 2018 and charged with the offences on 12 February 2020. As part of the life sentence he must serve a minimum of six years and eight months before being considered for parole.

April 2020

Evil female child abuser filmed herself assaulting kids on Whatsapp for sick paedo who asked her to

A vile child abuser filmed herself assaulting kids on Whatsapp to send to a paedophile who got her to carry out the depraved acts.

Kirsty Kimber, 26, shared the horrifying videos with James Jewell – which were found by a shocked colleague trying to fix her phone.

The pair referred to themselves as “master and slave”, a court was told.

Kent Police arrested Kimber and 37-year-old Jewell after her workmate alerted them to the sick clips.

Kimber, from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, admitted 15 child sex offences and was jailed in January last year.

But Jewell, from Puddletown in Dorchester, Dorset, only pleaded guilty on Tuesday after he was snared in a wider police probe.

Appearing at Maidstone Crown Court, Kent, via Skype, he could be seen covering his mouth with his hand as the charges were read out by the clerk.

He told Judge David Griffith-Jones QC he was happy to go ahead without legal representation “in the hope” he would get a longer prison sentence.

Jewell admitted eight charges of aiding, abetting, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, one of aiding and abetting sexual assault of a child, two offences of distributing indecent moving images of children, and three offences of making a total of 139 indecent photographs of children.

He: “Throughout the entire case I didn’t want any sort of defence.

“I have spoken to the (police) officer dealing with this and my hope is that without legal representation it will be a longer custodial sentence.”

Jewell, currently on bail, told the court: “Before this happened, well before, I sought psychiatric help for issues I went through prior, and during my time on bail I have tried every avenue and the officer has tried his hardest (for me) as well.

“If it’s my chance to talk to someone, I would very much like that. I have tried for years.”

He was told a jail sentence was “inevitable”, after Judge Griffith-Jones said it was “absurd” that he had been on bail for so long.

The same judge previously jailed Kimber, for nine years and four months for what he described as “an extraordinarily wicked catalogue of offences revealing breathtaking depravity”.

She was said to suffer from a sexual masochism disorder and paraphilia – a condition involving abnormal or extreme sexual desires.

Prosecutor Martin Yale told the court on that occasion: “The male was discussing with the defendant the abuse, with him asking her to do certain things and some of which were depicted in the videos.

“During the conversations he refers to her as his slave and she refers to him as master.”

The videos on her phone lasted between several seconds and up to almost three minutes.

The subsequent police investigation led to a second woman being charged, convicted and given a suspended sentence at London’s Woolwich Crown Court in August last year.