A “monstrous” paedophile who faked his suicide when police arrested him has been jailed for 18 years.
Dean Peter Rutter, 41, of Abenbury, near Wrexham, admitted 20 sex offences against four boys, some aged under 10.
Mold Crown Court heard it lasted several years and the boys were threatened with physical violence.
Rutter told the court he did it because he was attracted to young boys and said he wasn’t bothered by what he had done and would continue if he was able to.
After his arrest, Rutter left a suicide note at his home but was found living in a Tenby hotel 10 days later after officers traced his mobile phone signal.
The note said he had taken an overdose and gone to hang himself.
Previously, he admitted wasting police time and was given a three-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.
He admitted 20 charges of sexual assault, rape, attempted rape and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
Henry Hills, defending, said: “It beholds me to acknowledge the extremely grave nature of the offences and the harm that has been caused.”
Mr Hills said the only real mitigation was the fact Rutter had taken full responsibility and pleaded guilty to all charges.
Judge Niclas Parry said he would only be freed if the parole board considered it safe.
He said his offending could “only be described as monstrous examples of sexual abuse”.
The judge also imposed a 12-month licence period upon his release.
Rutter was ordered to register as a sex offender for life and a lifetime sexual harm prevention order was made, preventing him from having unsupervised contact with boys under 16.
Predatory pervert from Abenbury to be sentenced next week
SENTENCING of a sex offender, who was previously warned he faces a significant prison sentence, has been adjourned.
Dean Peter Rutter last month admitted a number of sexual offences against young boys.
Rutter, 40, of Frog Lane, Abenbury, was originally facing 29 allegations against three complainants.
At Mold Crown Court, the number of charges was reduced to 15 and he admitted them all “on the full facts of the case”.
He was due to be sentenced last Thursday after he pleaded guilty to eight charges of sexual assault, four charges of rape, two charges of attempted rape and one charge of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
However the court heard the prosecution did not have victim impact statements available.
Judge Parry said in such a case, it was vital he had the full picture and regrettably the case would have to be adjourned.
Rutter, who was arrested in November last year, was remanded in custody pending sentence on Wednesday at Caernarfon Crown Court.