November 2018

Convicted pervert re-offends

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A pervert released early from a five-year prison sentence for inciting an underage girl to carry out sex acts on herself while he watched on a webcam, is facing another jail term after contacting another young girl on the internet.

Nathan Woods was given the sentence in December 2014.

But a year after the 34-year-old was released early from prison, he was discovered breaching a sexual offences prevention order imposed to protect other youngsters.

He contacted a 14-year-old girl online and by telephone between the end of August and October this year.

Woods, of Kingsdown Avenue, appeared in the dock at Swindon Crown Court and pleaded guilty to breaching the order.

Richard Williams, defending, said his client was freed on early release in June last year having served half of the sentence.

He said Woods had since been recalled to complete the sentence but asked for a pre-sentence report on him to be prepared by the probation service.

Judge Jason Taylor QC adjourned the case and remanded him in custody until then.

Woods was living at Seagry Court, Penhill, when he was jailed and made subject to the restrictions nearly four years ago.

He had pretended to be a 16-year-old schoolboy from Swindon to fool a 14-year-old girl in Essex.

He persuaded her to carry out a series of sex acts on herself in front of her computer while he watched online.

When questioned later by investigators, he at first insisted he had not known her age when he was in contact with her.

But emails from the victim’s mother showed she had told him exactly how old her daughter was.

But at the very last minute, before a jury could be sworn in on the morning of his trial Woods pleaded guilty to a multi-incident count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

He admitted that on at least 11 occasions he got the child to carry out the sex acts on herself during the year up to October 1, 2012.

At an earlier hearing he had pleaded guilty to four charges of possessing indecent images of a child, relating to pictures she had sent him.

He denied four more counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one of causing her to watch him carrying out a sex act on himself.

Those charges were left to lie on the file.
When he was spoken to by the probation service, after eventually admitting what he had done, he showed a lack of insight, the court was told.

The judge who carried out the sentencing in 2014 pointed out that not only did Woods think the young victim had entered into the activity willingly, he did not believe the disparity in their ages was significant.

December 2014

Pervert jailed for five years

NATHAN Woods faces five years in jail after deceiving a 14-year-old girl and collecting more than 200 lurid images of her.

Woods, 30, of Seagry Court in Penhill, began messaging the girl, from Essex, in 2012 and told her he was a 16-year-old schoolboy from Swindon.

The conversation continued across various online platforms and he convinced the girl to send him images and videos of varying depravity.

Colin Meeke, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court Woods had clearly been devious and manipulative.

The girl’s behaviour began to change at home and in school, where she finally revealed her secret with friends.

Once the police and her parents became involved, Woods was tracked down through his internet service provider.

Last month, in the hours before he was due to face a trial, Woods pleaded guilty to a number of counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. At an earlier date he pleaded guilty to four charges of possessing indecent images of a child.

Sentencing Woods, Judge Tim Mousley, said: “I don’t regard it as an exaggeration to describe her as being very young when you started to corrupt her.

“She described herself as being a scared, stupid, naïve and gullible girl.

“What she doesn’t recognise is that she was, in fact, vulnerable and she shouldn’t criticise herself too harshly for getting into the position she found herself in.

“Those characteristics must have been obvious to you and you manipulated her emotionally and took gross advantage of her.

“You practised a gross deception, an elaborate deception, upon a young girl.

“You were sexually motivated and did it all for your own perverted benefit. You caused distress to her, which it is probably hard to imagine, and all done so that you could exercise control over her and I’m bound to ask myself the question: where would this have all ended, had you taken matters further?

“She says that you could never understand how your behaviour has made her feel, how it has ruined her life.

“In the pre-sentence report, your comments to the probation officer indicate the lack of insight you still have, in relation to what you did, emphasising in your words she entered into this willingly. You don’t regard the disparity in age as significant.”

Woods was sentenced to five years’ jail for the sexual activity charges and 32 months for the indecent images, to be served concurrently. He will also be the subject of a sexual offenders’ prevention order indefinitely.

November 2014

30 yr old Penhill man asked 14-year-old girl to perform internet sex acts

A Penhill man who got a 14-year-old girl to perform sex acts on herself over the internet has been warned he is facing a jail term.

Nathan Woods encouraged the child, who lives in the east of England, to do the things in online while he watched.

Now the 30-year-old has to register as a sex offender and has been told he is likely to go to jail when he is sentenced next month.

Woods, of Seagry Court, Penhill, pleaded guilty to a multi-incident count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

He had been due to stand trial at Swindon Crown Court but pleaded guilty before a jury could be sworn in.

Woods admitted that on at least 11 occasions he got the child to carry out the sex acts on herself in the year up to October 1, 2012.

At an earlier hearing he pleaded guilty to four charges of possessing indecent images of a child, relating to pictures she sent him.

He denied four charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one of causing her to watch him carrying out a sex act on himself. They will be left to lie on the file.

Colin Meeke, prosecuting, said the defendant had pleaded guilty on a certain basis which was generally accepted.

He said although he was questioning whether he initially knew the girl’s age there was no question he was aware by July 2012.

“There is an e-mail from her mother to him, of Facebook contact, and she told him what age the child was,” Mr Meeke said.

“All the photographs are past the date of the correspondence between the child’s mother and the defendant.”

He said although she was involved in communicating with the defendant Mr Meeke reminded the court that at 14 ‘She is the one who is vulnerable and needs protecting’.

He said “It is undeniable with several hundred miles between them she took the photographs of the things she had done. The law is there to protect her from her own naivety and stupidity.”

Chris Smyth, defending, asked for the case to be adjourned so the probation service could compile a presentence report on his client.

He said “I have told him immediate custody is most likely, he is obviously hopeful that the court can consider a suspended sentence.”

But Judge Tim Mousley QC replied “He should brace himself for what at the moment I consider to be the inevitable arising from the disparity in age.”

He agreed to getting the report from the probation service and released Woods on bail to Thursday December 18.

The judge said “The reason for the delay is so a presentence report can be prepared which will tell me much more about your background.

“You will already appreciate from the exchange between me and Mr Smyth the fact that I am granting you bail now does not mean there will not be an immediate prison sentence: that remains the most likely outcome.”

Although he released him on bail he tod him that he must register as a sex offender with the total period he must continue to do so determined by the sentence.