March 2021

Extra jail time for sex offender who failed to tell police about relationship

An inmate at HMP Berwyn has been handed extra jail time after he admitted breaching his requirements under sexual offences legislation.

Jaime Bailey appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court on Thursday via video link from the prison.

The 30-year-old, from Anglesey, had admitted two counts of failing to comply with notification requirements under the sexual offences act 2003.

Philip Clemo, prosecuting, told the court Bailey had been convicted in 2016 for engaging in a sex act with a female child, for which he received a five year custodial sentence.

As part of his sentence, his requirements included that he tell police if he stayed at an address where a child lived.

Mr Clemo said while on license in 2019, he struck up a relationship with the mum of a young child.

On two occasions that year, he stayed at her home when the child was there.

The family was aware he’d been in prison but they didn’t know the true nature of his offence, the court heard.

When visited by police in February 2020, he told them about the relationship.

Officers checked his file and discovered that he’d failed to notify the police about the developments.

He was recalled to prison in March last year and has remained there since.

Henry Hills, defending, said his client failed “to recognise the importance and necessity of adhering to the demands of his notification requirements.”

Mr Hills invited the court to suspend any custodial sentence, adding he would have been released from his five year jail term for the sexual offence in February 2020.

Judge Rhys Rowlands told Bailey: “You’d have plainly been aware that what you were doing placed you in breach of the requirements.”

The Judge handed Bailey a 30 week custodial sentence, to be served immediately

February 2016

Jailed for grooming teenager

A 25-year-old Anglesey man has been jailed for five years after a jury found him guilty of a charge of sexual activity with an under-age teenage girl.

“From the outset you knew her age and you also knew she was developing a crush on you,” Jamie Bailey of Fron, Trevor, Holyhead, was told by a judge at Caernarfon crown court.

Judge Philip Harris-Jenkins said there had been grooming and texting. He accepted that the defendant had a certain lack of maturity

A Sexual Harm Prevention Order was imposed.