May 2021

Paedophile who put young victims through ‘horrendous’ ordeal is jailed at Leeds Crown Court

Police said a man who sexually assaulted two young girls had put them through a “horrendous” ordeal after he was jailed for more than five years.

Stuart Jones, of Lyon Road, Pontefract, admitted three charges of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13 by touching.

The court heard two of the charges related to one victim and a second charge was in connection with a second.

Jones, 48, also admitted two charges of causing a child to watch a sexual act and one charge of inciting a child aged under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Patrick Palmer, prosecuting, said all the offences happened at an address in Wakefield district over the same two day period in June 2019.

Jones also admitted one charge of possessing an indecent image of a child and one charge of possessing an extreme pornographic image.

Mr Palmer said police found the indecent image of a child and the extreme pornographic image in a WhatsApp chat group on his phone when he was arrested.

Mr Palmer said the extreme pornographic image was a video of a man involved in a sex act with a dog.

Mr Palmer said the indecent image of a child charge relates to a video of a man sexually abusing a boy.

Judge Robin Mairs jailed Jones for five years and three months.

Judge Mairs said Jones’s name will be on the sex offender register for life.

And he was made the subject of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.