February 2017

Belfast child rapist jailed for 10 months


A west Belfast man who raped a 12-year-old girl and made her pregnant has been jailed for JUST ten-and-a-half months.

Conair Adams-Whyte, 20, from Crocus Street, pleaded guilty to a single charge of raping the schoolgirl in the bedroom of his home in 2015.

He was sentenced at Belfast Crown Court on Friday.

The prosecution said that on 29 September 2015, police received a report that a 12-year-old girl was pregnant.

The police met the girl at her home and she told officers the father was Adams-Whyte, showing them a number of messages she had received from him on Facebook.

During a recorded interview, the girl told police that she was supposed to have been staying with Adams-Whyte’s mother on the night in question, but that the woman failed to pick her up.

She said that some time later, the defendant arrived at her home to collect her by taxi and took her to the home he shared with his mother.

The pair watched television in the living room and she told police she asked Adams-Whyte where she was going to be sleeping.

The defendant told her there was a TV in his bedroom and she could sleep in another bedroom afterwards.

She told police the defendant kissed her, took off the bottom part of her clothing and then he took off the bottom part of his clothing and had sexual intercourse with her.

Adams-Whyte was arrested two days later and police took a DNA sample from him, but he completely denied having sexual intercourse with the schoolgirl and was released on bail.

The following April, the girl gave birth and a DNA sample was taken from the baby, which proved the paternity of the defendant.

He was again arrested and, when told he was the child’s father, Adams-Whyte “was speechless”, the prosecution said.

A victim impact report said the 12-year-old was receiving support from a loving mother and her family, along with social services, as she coped with bringing up a child as a 14-year-old.

The Probation Service assessed Adams-Whyte as being at “a medium likelihood of reoffending”, but he was not assessed as posing a danger to the public of causing serious harm in the future

The defendant was sentenced to 21 months, with ten-and-a-half months in custody and ten-and-a-half on licence.

He has been placed on the sex offenders list for 10 years and barred from working with children.

November 2016

Belfast man admits raping 12-year-old girl and making her pregnant


A Northern Ireland man has admitted raping a 12-year-old girl and leaving her pregnant.

The 20-year-old from the Springfield Road area of west Belfast was freed on bail and is now living at a secret address after being threatened by dissident republicans.

He is also banned from having any contact with a second son who he fathered at the same time.

Conaire Adams-Whyte pleaded guilty at a court sitting last Wednesday.

His admission means new details can be reported about the way he took advantage of his schoolgirl victim.

The sex offender, who also uses the nickname ‘Mitch’, has a female relative who was good friends with the 12-year-old’s mother.

The woman was supposed to be baby-sitting the child, but was not at home when she was dropped off at her house in July 2015.

However, Whyte was inside the property and he raped the schoolgirl, who told her mother what happened afterwards.

The sex attacker was arrested and denied even touching his victim.

As part of their investigation detectives took DNA samples from him – something that would later prove crucial in determining his guilt.

Two months after her rape, the 12-year-old found out she was pregnant.

Adams-Whyte was arrested a second time, and once again denied any wrongdoing.

But when the baby was born earlier this year it was DNA tested and he was found to be the father.

He was immediately charged with rape and last Wednesday, a full 16 months after sexually assaulting the vulnerable schoolgirl, he finally admitted his guilt.

Not only will Adams-Whyte be prevented from having anything to do with the child he fathered, he is banned from seeing a second son he had with his ex-girlfriend just months earlier.

Adams-Whyte has also been told he is no longer welcome in west Belfast, and is understood to be under threat from dissident republicans.

One source said: “Conaire will be risking his life if he comes back here, the community is outraged at his behaviour. Not only was his victim just 12 years old, she is also extremely vulnerable.

“That b*****d took advantage of that, raped her, got her pregnant, then denied being the father until DNA evidence proved otherwise.”