February 2017

Bristol man who admitted having ‘dark fantasies’ about raping girls jailed for abusing 12 year old

A paedophile with “dark fantasies” about raping little girls has been jailed for ten years after he sexually abused a child.

Ben D’Mellow bragged about abusing the Bristol youngster to a fellow paedophile via an internet messaging service.

Unbeknown to D’Mellow police were investigating the man he was chatting with and officers then focused on him.

D’Mellow’s twisted boasts proved to be fact, along with a sordid stash of child abuse images which he shared.

The 29-year-old, of Fontmell Court in Stockwood, admitted three counts of sexually assaulting a girl aged 12 by touching her private parts with his tongue and penis, and six counts of sexual activity with a child by the same actions.

He also admitted six counts of making indecent images of a child, one count of distributing indecent images of a child and one count of possessing extreme pornography, involving images of youngsters aged eight to 15 engaged in sexual acts with animals.

Judge Michael Longman told him: “This was regular and sustained abuse over a long period of time.”

D’Mellow was handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order banning him from unchecked internet use.

He was also told to register as a sex offender indefinitely.

Ian Fenny, prosecuting , told Bristol Crown Court: “Police unravelled the defendant’s deviant behaviour as a consequence of investigating another paedophile.

“The defendant was using an internet messaging service under the name Koyo. Through this service he was communicating with other paedophiles.

“Conversation clearly demonstrated he had a very real and very contemporaneous sexual interest in children. He was prepared to describe sexual activity and he was prepared to share images of girls he had seen and photographed.”

D’Mellow disclosed how he had sexually abused a girl aged eight to ten when he was aged 18, the court heard.

He said he lived in Essex but had abused the child in Bristol.

Police established Koyo was D’Mellow and then identified his young victim.

Mr Fenny said: “She was highly vulnerable because she had been abused by somebody else at a much earlier stage.”

Police examined D’Mellow’s computer and mobile phones and found he both possessed and had distributed child abuse images.

November 2016

Bristol man facing ‘very substantial’ jail sentence for sexual abuse of 12-year-old girl

A Stockwood man will find out next year how long he will spend in prison for sexual abuse which left a young girl “traumatised”.

Ben D’Mellow has already been told that he faces a “very substantial” prison term, after admitting a total of nine sex offences involving the girl, as well possessing extreme images of child sex abuse involving youngsters as young as eight years old.

The 29-year-old, of Fontmell Court, had been due to be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today, having admitted a total of 17 charges at an earlier hearing.

But a judge has deferred sentence on him until early next year.

D’Mellow appeared via a video link from prison.

He has admitted three counts of sexually assaulting a girl aged 12 by touching her private parts with his tongue and penis, and six counts of sexual activity with a child by the same actions.

D’Mellow also admitted six counts of making indecent images of a child, one count of distributing indecent images of a child and one count of possessing extreme pornography, involving images of youngsters aged eight to 15 engaged in sexual acts with animals.

Ian Fenny, prosecuting, told the earlier hearing: “This criminality went undiscovered.

“It was only as a consequence of an investigation into highly pornographic material that it was uncovered. In her available best evidence interview her disclosures are fairly general.

“She was so traumatised by her past that she has effectively driven the memory of awful events very much to the back of her mind.

“This is a very damaged complainant. She was abused before and that is something he would be aware of.”

D’Mellow was due to be sentenced today but Judge Judge Michael Cullum deferred sentence until February next year.

D’Mellow is remanded in custody.

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