Paedophile nursery nurse sent back to prison for two years after offering to babysit for a friend
A former nursery nurse who sexually abused children to please a paedophile has been sent back to jail for two years after offering to babysit for a friend.
Marie Raison, 29, of Chadwell Heath, East London, was convicted of breaching a sexual harm prevention order and failing to comply with the Sex Offenders’ Register after being freed from prison following an earlier offence.
Raison had been jailed for six years in 2014 for sending explicit photos of her touching a five-year-old girl and a nine-month-old baby to convicted child abuser Paul Dent, 33, who was himself imprisoned for seven years.
But she was released in October 2016, having served half her term, then applied for a sales representative job and failed to mention her conviction.
She went to a male colleague’s home in South London to watch boxing last summer and offered to babysit for him.
This meant she had breached the order which made clear she could not have unsupervised contact with any children.
Raison also became friendly with another male colleague who had children as young as five, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.
Raison and Dent had met on an internet dating site and their conversations quickly turned to sex, with him actively encouraging her to molest the young children.
Judge Martyn Zeidman QC told Raison they were the ‘most horrific of offences’ and made her subject to a sexual harm prevention order to protect the public.
Jemma Levinson, defending, told the court that Raison came from a broken home and was ‘exposed to her mother’s sexual activity’ from a young age.
She also said she self-harmed from a young age and her ‘abusive’ adult relationships contributed to her offending.
Judge Zeidman told Raison: ‘You socialised at a house where it is agreed young people were present and those responsible for those youngsters were not aware of your past.
‘No actual harm was caused to the children but a real risk was there and that’s the purpose of these orders: to reduce risk and protect young, vulnerable children.
‘The safety and protection of young children has to be my main concern. I am told you are an enhanced prisoner but you are vulnerable and deeply troubled.
‘You have clearly had serious issues in your life but they are not as important as ensuring compliance with these orders and protecting the public.
‘I make the point that the fraud and your failure to comply with the Sex Offenders’ Register are less serious than the other three breaches.
‘You need to make sure that you never again breach these orders because if you do it will be a sentence at the top end.’
While serving her six-year term, the former school cleaner was beaten by fellow inmates, Neah Tuohy, 25, and Emily Bray, 23, in a vigilante attack.
The pair repeatedly punched Raison in the face while she completed a puzzle in HMP Holloway in January 2016.
Raison denied fraud by false representation, three counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order and failing to comply with the Sex Offenders’ Register – but she was convicted at Bexley Magistrates’ Court.
She showed no emotion as she was jailed for two years and made the subject of a 20-year sexual harm prevention order.
Nursery worker who sexually abused babies attacked in prison
A nursery nurse who sexually abused children as young as nine months old was battered in prison by fellow inmates in a vigilante attack, a court has heard.
Marie Raison, 28, who is serving a six-year sentence for molesting a five-year-old girl and a nine-month-old baby while she was pregnant, was completing a puzzle at HMP Holloway in January when two fellow prisoners launched the attack.
The court was told how Neah Tuohy, 25, and 23-year-old Emily Bray repeatedly punched Raison in the face, leaving her with two black eyes and severe swelling.
Highbury Magistrates’ Court heard Raison then suffered a panic attack and fainted while she was being treated for her injuries.
Prosecutor Harika Yuksel told the court: ‘When she was sitting down the defendants went and approached her.
‘They then started to assault her without provocation, punching her repeatedly in the face.
‘Miss Raison put her hands up to defend herself but didn’t have a chance to do so or respond.
‘Other inmates and staff came in to see what had happened and a nurse was called.’
Raison told the court in a victim impact statement that she had been ‘extremely stressed’ since the incident.
‘I find myself thinking about it and it’s affecting my sleep,’ she said.
The court was told Tuohy – who has six convictions for assault – was on remand awaiting sentence for glassing an unconscious reveller in Gant’s Hill, Essex, on St Patrick’s Day in 2015.
She was later given 12 years for that attack at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Tuohy, who had a troubled upbringing, admitted common assault and said her ‘uncontrollable rage’ was triggered by Raison’s ‘horrific’ offences.
Raison took pictures of the abuse between May and July 2013 and sent them to twisted paedophile Paul Dent, 32, who was jailed for seven years after the pair stood trial in 2014.
Charlotte Mitchell-Dunn, defending, said: ‘The complainant was serving a sentence for sexual abuse against children, but she says this is absolutely no justification for her actions.’
District Judge Susan Williams interrupted: ‘It may explain why there was this uncontrollable rage, but why did she involve another girl in the assault?’
Miss Mitchell-Dunn replied: ‘It was an attack by both of them at the same time, there was no leading role in this case.’
Miss Mitchell-Dunn said Tuohy has now undergone therapy and works as a hairdresser in HMP Peterborough.
‘It would be appropriate to have a concurrent sentence in this case to reflect her progress,’ she said.
Judge Williams handed Tuohy a 26-week sentence for assault to run concurrently with her 12-year sentence for wounding with intent, saying: ‘That’s the credit you get for accepting your guilt.’
‘It isn’t for you to take the law into your own hands,’ she said.
‘This was you giving in to blind rage, with your troubled background I can understand why you lost your control but it doesn’t make it right and if someone is charged with a sexual offence then the appropriate way of dealing with it is in accordance with the law in a court of law.
‘That’s the way we do things in a civilised society.’
She continued: ‘I regard this assault as one of the worst common assaults that I have ever dealt with.
‘There were shocking injuries to that other prisoner and you may perhaps be regarded as fortunate that you have only been charged with common assault.
‘It must have been very painful, it wasn’t justified.’
Tuohy, whose address is recorded as HMP Peterborough, is currently due for release on 6 October 2021.
Bray, of Edgware, Middlesex, is now serving a four-month suspended sentence for the same offence and was ordered to pay £250 compensation to Raison.
She was sat in the public gallery as Tuohy, formerly of Gravel Close, Chigwell, was sentenced and blew kisses at her in the dock.