February 2014

Paedophile’s ‘campaign’ to sleep with teen

A paedophile befriended a schoolgirl on Facebook and persuaded her to have sex with him after buying her expensive gifts.

Philip ‘Clive’ Phillips, aged 51, bought the girl clothes, hair extensions and two mobile phones in a “persistent campaign” to get her to sleep with him.

She eventually relented, Swansea Crown Court heard, and went to his house.

Phillips who is known locally as Clive was subject to notification requirements — where police can visit to check on him — after previously being convicted of rape and sexual assault in 1997 and jailed for nine years – He served six years in prison

Those offences were committed in Crymych, West Wales

When officers performed a check at his home in Maes yr Yrfa in Crymych they found the messages to the girl on his Facebook account.

They also found 41 indecent images of children, one indecent film and 200 images of extreme pornography showing people and animals.

Prosecutor Dyfed Thomas told Swansea Crown Court Phillips had messaged the girl asking for pictures of her and her friends and said he had invited to go to his house alone a number of times.

He described it as a “persistent campaign”.

Geraint Walters, for Phillips, said his client knew he should expect a lengthy custodial sentence.

He said his client had been involved in a road accident and said there were obvious effects of that in his behaviour.

Phillips admitted engaging in sexual activity with a child, possessing indecent images of children and images of extreme pornography.

Judge Keith Thomas said Phillips had shown “sexually deviant behaviour” and that he had persuaded the girl to have sex with him by buying “substantial” gifts.

He said he would impose a sentence including an extended licence period because he felt Phillips should be classed as a dangerous offender.

He said he believed there was a significant risk of him committing serious harm to other young girls.

Phillips was given an immediate term of five years and an extra five years on extended licence.