June 2017: Mably has now been released to a bail hostel and will soon return to Bridgend to live

June 2012

10 years in jail for sex beast

A SEXUAL predator was jailed for 10 years this week after he targeted four different young girls.

All of the victims had been forced to give evidence against Barrie Mably, 31, when he denied the charges police brought against him.

One was just eight years old when he tried to rape her, Judge William Gaskell heard on Monday.

A jury found him guilty of four counts of indecent assault and one of attempted rape.

The first offence was committed in the 1990s and the last 10 years later. On his behalf, it was argued that they had each been isolated incidents.

The first two, a jury had heard, were committed on the same day – the victims being two little girls aged 10 and six who found themselves visiting the same house as him.

Judge Gaskell told him: “You got them to go into the bathroom under the pretence of taking part in a game.

“You pulled down your trousers and your boxer shorts and indecently assaulted them.

“You were not babysitting them but you were the adult present and it was a gross breach of trust.”

During the next offence, he took off his clothes and attempted to have sex with a child aged eight.

“You then told her to say nothing,” the judge said.

“A jury found by their verdicts that you did not complete the act of sexual intercourse but you did attempt to do so.”

The fourth victim had been around seven when Mably, of Heol Ty Maen, Bridgend, undid her clothing and put his hand inside her underwear.

“At the time she was in a place where she was entitled to feel safe,” Judge Gaskell told him.

“You have since shown no remorse whatsoever and maintained your denials although the evidence was compelling.”

He ordered that Mably’s name go on the Sex Offenders’ Register for the rest of his life and made a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) against him, at the request of South Wales Police.

Under the terms of the SOPO which will also last indefinitely, he is not allowed “to contact directly or indirectly any person under the age of 16 without the consent of the parent or guardian”.

Judge Gaskell said Mably would also have to be sure that any parent or guardian giving consent knew about these convictions and his 10-year sentence.

“It is necessary to protect young girls from you,” he told him.

The court heard that Mably has since become a father himself.

Because of the age of the offences, he was sentenced under previous legislation so will not be entitled to automatic release on licence half way through his prison term as are current offenders.

Instead, he will simply become eligible to apply to the Parole Board when he reaches the half-way stage.

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