June 2021

‘Dangerous’ homeless paedophile given 10-year sentence

A homeless paedophile who sexually abused young children has been given a ten year extended jail sentence.

Kyle Walklate of Stoke abused one youngster while the other was present, and he told the child not to tell their parents what he had done.

Both children were aged under five years old

Now, the 28-year-old, who is described as a “high risk” to children, has been locked up for seven years.

He will have to spend another three on licence when he is released.

Walklate had failed to show up to his trial, but was convicted in his absence.

He was present at Stoke-on-Trent crown court today to hear that what he had done had had a terrible effect on the family.

Prosecutor Antony Longworth told Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court: “One child was present when the other child was sexually assaulted. The prosecution says that is an aggravating factor, as is the defendant telling the child not to tell his parents and that it was a secret.”

The probation service has found Walklate represents a “high risk” of harming children.

Judge Paul Glenn told him: “You are a dangerous offender. You represent a serious risk of serious harm to members of the public by your commission of further specified offences.”

The court handed Walklate an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order which prevents him having unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16.

He must remain on the Sex Offenders’ Register for the rest of his life and is barred from a range of activities involving children and vulnerable adults.