April 2021

‘Sexual monster’ abused children and his girlfriend encouraged it

A 61-year-old paedophile sexually preyed on three young girls to satisfy his “deviant sexual desires” and his 31-year-old girlfriend encouraged it

John Blake, of Pine Grove Chester, was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life after being sentenced on Friday, April 16

Blake, 61, and his partner Emmalene Jones, 31, were both convicted following a 10 day trial at Chester Crown Court in November 2020.

All of the abuse occurred in the Chester and Saltney Ferry areas between 2008 and 2015, when their victims were between the ages of nine and 15.

During the sentencing hearing, His Honour Judge Everett described Blake as a “sexual monster” with “deviant sexual desires, who preyed on three young children”.

He stated that he was a “high risk to children” and said that his “dreadful behaviour towards children had serious consequences and had ruined the lives of the three witnesses.”

When sentencing Jones, Judge Everett said that although she “was under the influence of Blake, that she did her best to encourage the children to take part in the sexual acts”.

Blake was sentenced to 26 years in prison after he was found guilty of 14 counts of sexually abusing three children.

Jones, of Crabwell Place, Chester, was jailed for two years after she was found guilty of two counts of causing a child to take part in a sexual act.

She was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for ten years.