May 2017

Paedophile has four years added to 22-year sentence

A paedophile jailed for 22 years for sexual offences against children – including the abuse of a seven year old girl whilst a teenage girl of 17 filmed it – has had his sentence increased to 26 years

Kristopher Jane, of Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol, appeared before Lady Justice Hallatt at the Court of Appeal today (Tuesday, May 16) after prosecutors considered his sentence to be too lenient.

He was filmed sexually assaulting a toddler by a 17-year-old girl from Wisbech, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The 17-year-old also appeared before the Court of Appeal today for a review of her sentence as her defence team felt her sentence of a four-year detention order should be reduced. Her application was refused and her sentence remains the same.

The pair both previously pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences involving children at Peterborough Crown Court on January 10 and were both sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on March 17.

A police investigation into Jane and the teenage girl began on September 22 last year (2016) following a report from a concerned member of the public.

The following day (September 23) Jane was arrested by Avon and Somerset Police at his home address in Bristol. Following his arrest, his electronic devices were examined which uncovered thousands of still and moving indecent images of children.

The majority of these images, specifically 1,332, were graded by specialist officers as category A; the most severe. 435 were category B and 558 category C.

It also transpired that between 2012 and 2014 Jane had been sexually abusing a teenage girl in his home county of Bristol.

The 17-year-old girl was arrested on September 24 at her home address in Wisbech and interviewed by police.

Examination of her mobile phone revealed footage of a toddler being sexually abused by Kristopher Jane, along with a number of still images of the same nature.

There were also images and videos of an older child being sexually assaulted by the 17-year-old defendant.

Detective Constable Leah Meftah, from the Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU), said: “Jane is a very dangerous individual who has a clear sexual interest in young girls.

“The victims have been very brave in talking to us about what happened to them and I would like to thank them for this.

“I hope knowing Jane is behind bars for the next 26 years brings some comfort to the girls and will help them in moving on from their ordeal.”

The pair were also made subject of sexual harm prevention orders (SHPO); Jane’s is for life, the 17-year-old girl’s will remain for 10 years.

Jane was sentenced for the below offences:

•Assaulting a child under the age of 13 by penetration

•Sexual activity with a child under the age of 16

•Assault of a child under the age of 13 by penetration

•Assault of a child under the age of 13 by penetration

•Causing or inciting a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity

•Assault of a child under the age of 13 by penetration

•Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under the age of 16

•Making indecent photographs of a child under the age of 16 (284 images – 188 category C, 37 category B, 59 category A

•Making indecent photographs of a child under the age of 16 (40 images – 9 category C, 16 category B, 15 category A)

•Making indecent photographs of a child under the age of 16 (1,740 images – 979 category C, 365 category B, 446 category A)

•Making indecent photographs of a child (13 images)

•Making indecent photographs of a child (261 images – 206 category C, 17 category B, 38 category A)

The 17-year-old girl was sentenced for the below offences:

•Assaulting a child under the age of 13 by penetration

•Assaulting a child under the age of 13 by penetration

•Taking indecent photographs of a child under the age of 18

•Taking indecent photographs of a child under the age of 18

•Distributing indecent photographs of a child under the age of 18

•Distributing indecent photographs of a child under the age of 18

March 2017

‘Dangerous and sickening paedophile’ jailed for 22 years

A “dangerous and sickening paedophile” who abused a toddler in the back of his white Transit van has been jailed for 22 years.

Kristopher Jane, 31, was filmed sexually assaulting the distressed little girl by a 17-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The pair, who admitted a string of sex abuse charges at an earlier hearing at Peterborough Crown Court, were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday.

Police discovered the offending when they found images, described by Judge David Farrell QC as “appalling and depraved”, on Jane’s phone.

Judge Farrell, sentencing, told Jane: “You are a dangerous and sickening paedophile.

“You abused a (toddler) for your perverted sexual gratification.”

He added: “I had to listen to the most harrowing account of how that baby was suffering as you abused her and held her against her will.”

He described Jane’s behaviour as “unnatural and monstrous”.

Jane, of Warwick Road in Keynsham, Bristol, admitted 12 offences and was sentenced to an extended jail term of 22 years and subjected to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

The 17-year-old female co-defendant, from the Wisbech area of Cambridgeshire, admitted six offences and was sentenced to four years’ detention and subjected to a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

Judge Farrell told her: “You knew full well what you were doing was wrong, and very wrong.”

Andrew Shaw, prosecuting, said Jane had refused to provide the PIN for his phone to police, but officers were able to access it.

They found videos and photos of Jane abusing a toddler, including one filmed in the back of his van.

The court heard the footage was filmed by the 17-year-old girl.

In another video, the toddler was seen crying and trying to push Jane’s hand away.

Mr Shaw said police searched Jane’s lock-up and found a digital camera, and searched his van, which was on false number plates, and found a large camera bag with laptops in it.

The court heard Jane had tried to dispose of the items in his van around the time of his arrest.

Jane also admitted sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl, and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Mr Shaw said the 17-year-old girl had filmed herself abusing a seven-year-old girl and sent the images to Jane on WhatsApp.

Jane admitted offences including sexually assaulting a child, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and making indecent photographs of a child.

The 17-year-old girl pleaded guilty to offences including sexually assaulting a child, taking indecent photographs of a child and distributing indecent photographs of a child.

Courtenay Griffiths, for Jane, said the defendant recognised his offences were “despicable and unforgiveable” and had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

The 17-year-old girl wept through much of the hearing, and Jane showed no reaction.

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