August 2016

Paedophile who recorded himself sexually assaulting schoolgirl jailed for 14 years


A paedophile who recorded himself sexually assaulting a schoolgirl has been jailed for 14 years.

Dean Elliott plied the youngster with alcohol so he could satisfy himself at “every opportunity”.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the pervert recorded what he had done, at least twice.

The victim has been left traumatised and suffering disturbing flashbacks because of what he put her through.

The 26-year-old branded his victim a liar after he was caught and insisted she was “making it up”.

He was found guilty after trial of a series of sickening sex charges.

The court heard Elliott, of Newlyn Drive, Jarrow, targeted his victim when she was just 12.

Because he denied any wrongdoing and insisted the girl was telling lies about him, she had to go through the trauma of reliving her ordeal in court during a trial by a jury.

Mr recorder Simon Jackson QC said Elliott “took every opportunity” to subject the girl to sickening attacks.

The judge said Elliott did not stop his shocking campaign even when potential witnesses were around.

He said: “On at least two occasions you recorded your offences and on at least two occasions others were present, which obviously has caused her great harm and distress.”

The judge said Elliott used alcohol to assist in his attacks.

Elliott denied four charges of sexual activity with a child under 13 and three charges of rape.

He was found guilty after a trial by jury, where his young victim gave evidence of her ordeal at his hands.

The judge added: “She was forced to relive what you had done to her by you pleading not guilty and making her give evidence.

“Like with any victim of sexual assault, these offences have had a massive detrimental effect on that young girl.”

Elliott remained completely expressionless when he was given the prison term.

He will be on the sex offenders register for life.