August 2018

A vile pensioner who avoided a prison sentence after he indecently assaulted a disabled seven-year-old girl has breached a sexual offences prevention order by having unsupervised contact with a girl aged 12.

Victor Galvin, previously of Bromsgrove, admitted breaching the sexual offences prevention order when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court yesterday.

Galvin, aged 83, now of Houndsfield Grove, Birmingham, admitted breaching the order between May 1 and June 1 this year by having contact with a girl aged under 16 (12 years old) which he was prohibited from doing by a sexual offences prevention order made on December 5, 2014.

Judge Robert Juckes QC ordered a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the probation service and adjourned the case for Mr Bermingham to establish the Crown’s position with regard to the basis of plea.

Judge Juckes, addressing the defendant directly, said: “You have had the good sense to plead guilty. You will get credit for that plea whatever may happen in that case.”

He told Galvin to report to a probation service before leaving the court.

The case was adjourned until September 4 when Galvin is due to be sentenced.

The court heard Galvin, then aged 79, had a history of sexual offending after he pleaded guilty to the assault of a disabled seven-year-old girl and to making indecent photographs of young children.

Galvin became friendly with the girl and her mother after a chance meeting in Bromsgrove, taking the girl’s picture and then going on to molest her.

Galvin avoided prison and was instead given a three year community order and ordered to pay £1,000 costs.

December 2014

Pensioner who indecently assaulted girl given three year community order

A Bromsgrove pensioner who indecently assaulted a disabled seven-year-old girl has eventually admitted that he has a morbid interest in young children.

The admission was made by Victor Galvin, 79, after discussion with his barrister Charles Hamer and solicitor, said Judge Michael Cullum at Worcester Crown Court.

The judge complimented the legal pair for their work with Galvin, who pleaded guilty to the assault and to making indecent photographs of young children.

At a previous hearing it was stated that Galvin had become friendly with the girl and her mother after a chance meeting in Bromsgrove. He described the girl as “Super Star” and offered to take her picture. He had touched her breasts in a fleeting moment, said the judge.

Galvin, of Windsor Gardens, was given a three year community order and ordered to pay £1,000 costs. He will be supervised by the probation service and must undertake a community sex offender group programme.

November 2014

Pensioner indecently assaulted seven-year-old disabled girl – Guilty

AN elderly Worcestershire man has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a disabled seven-year-old girl he called “super star”.

Victor Galvin met the girl and her mother in Bromsgrove town centre and became friendly with them, Worcester Crown Court heard.

He later touched the girl’s breasts when she put her arms up for a hug, Samantha Powis, prosecuting, told the jury.

Police later found thousands of images of girls aged 10 and under being sexually abused by men on a computer at his home.

Galvin, of Windsor Gardens, Bromsgrove, pleaded guilty to possessing the images but denied indecent assault.

He was found guilty by a jury of six men and six women after two hours deliberation and was granted bail to return to court for sentencing in the first week of December after Judge Michael Cullum asked for a further pre-sentence report.

The jury heard that the mother of the child did not know Galvin until he approached her in Bromsgrove town centre and she agreed to go to a café with him.

He told her he photographed children at places such as schools and could take a picture of hers. When shown a photo of her daughter, he described her as a “super star”.

The mother said that, in later meetings, he said he taught children how to ride bikes and, when he visited their home, he took her daughter into the garden to learn how to ride.

Galvin brought a fairy in a box for her little girl with a letter, as though it was written by the fairy, and he later told the mother he had another gift for the child after he came back from a holiday to Tenerife.

One night, as he was leaving their home, he put his hands on the girl’s breasts for “a few seconds” as he gave her a hug, she told the court.