March 2018

Repeat paedophile locked up for five years

A 67-year-old man has been jailed by Guernsey’s Royal Court, after being found guilty of five separate sexual offences against a young girl.

Christopher Ogier was sentenced to a total of five years for the offences on the female minor, to run concurrently from 15 May 2017, which is when he was first remanded in to custody.

The five separate sexual offences which he was jailed for took place over two years between 2014 and 2016, when the victim was under 13 years of age.

The offences included; indecent assault, gross indecency and incitement to commit acts of gross indecency.

Ogier had been jailed for a similar offence of indecent assault against a young girl in November 2016, which had taken place after these offences.

He said she was lying, claiming that the victim had made up the stories as she had only come forward after he was jailed for the separate offence.

Guernsey’s Royal Court heard the victim had “bottled the incidents up” and that it was “the worst thing she had ever experienced in her life.”

In sentencing Judge Russell Finch told Ogier: “This was grooming, and repeat offences show ‘moral corruption’, the worst thing is your continued denial; which is disturbing.”

Ogier’s not guilty plea meant the victim had to go through a trial and give evidence.

A victim impact report found that the victim had been greatly affected by the trial and whilst she had been slightly relieved by the guilty verdict she would never feel comfortable around older men.

Continuing summing up, Judge Finch said: “What you did was a wicked exploitation of a young girl at a young age.”

Ogier was given three years and three months in prison for the most serious indecent assault charge, and was sentenced to a total of five years in prison taking into account each of the other sexual offences including a further count of indecent assault.

Along with the five years he must spend in jail, Ogier was given a further five years extended sentence and a 10 year notification period.