June 2017

Rugby pervert jailed for sexual activity with 13 year-old girl

A RUGBY man who used a 13-year-old girl for his own ‘selfish lust’ after exchanging messages and pictures with her on their phones has been jailed.

Jamie Ryder, of Oatland Drive, Cawston, had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to an offence of sexual activity with a child.

And following an adjournment for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on the 28 year-old, he was jailed for four-and-a-half years and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

He was also given a restraining order banning him from having any contact with the girl for ten years and a sexual harm prevention order restricting his association with children.

The court heard that the offence came to light when a friend of the 13-year-old girl told a teacher at their school about her contact with Ryder.

As a result, the police were informed and, after officers had spoken to the girl, Ryder was arrested and his phone seized, said prosecutor Simon Hunka.

On his phone were texts he had exchanged with the girl, which Mr Hunka said were ‘full of innuendo,’ having begun with flirting and progressing to asking for photos, including a request for her to ‘send one without the bra next time.’

Ryder denied the indecent pictures on his phone were of the girl, but he admitted he had sent her images the officers found of him exposing himself.

There were other messages between them, and he had also sent her texts telling her to delete their exchanges.

The girl confessed to her mother than she had had sex, but initially claimed it was with someone called Grant.

It was only later that she revealed it had been with Ryder on a single occasion.

As a result, Ryder was interviewed again by the police, and admitted they had had intercourse on an occasion when he saw her, added Mr Hunka.

Jailing Ryder, Judge Richard Griffith-Jones told him: “At 13, she was just a child, not to be the object of your selfish lust. Because you were weak and selfish, you caused her enormous upset and damage.

“Her perspective of relationships is at risk, and I only hope her sense of self-worth is not at risk. All that, you risk if you help yourself to someone who is vulnerable.

“In order to protect children from men who decide to help themselves, the courts set out guidelines for sentence.

“If she had been only a few months younger, the sort of sentence would have been well into double figures.”

May 2017

Pervert remanded after sex with 13 year-old girl

A Rugby man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl after exchanging messages and pictures with her on their phones has been remanded in custody.

Jamie Ryder, of Oatland Drive, Cawston, had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to an offence of sexual activity with a child.

The 28 year-old denied further charges of causing or inciting the girl to engage in sexual activity by sending him sexual pictures of herself, and of causing her to watch a sexual act in relation to an image he sent her.

And prosecutor Simon Hunka indicated he would not ask for those matters to go to trial, in view of the plea to the most serious charge.

Mr Hunka said the offence came to light when a friend of the 13 year-old girl told a teacher at their school about her contact with Ryder.

As a result, the police were informed and, after officers had spoken to the girl, Ryder was arrested and his phone seized.

On his phone were texts he had exchanged with the girl, which Mr Hunka said were ‘full of innuendo,’ and included a request for her to ‘send one without the bra next time.’

Ryder denied indecent pictures on his phone were of the girl, but he admitted he had sent her images the officers found of him exposing himself.

There were other messages between them, and he had also sent her texts telling her to delete their exchanges.

The girl confessed to her mother than she had had sex, but initially claimed it was with someone called Grant, and it was only later that she revealed it had been with Ryder on a single occasion.

As a result, Ryder was interviewed again by the police, and admitted they had had intercourse on an occasion when he saw her, added Mr Hunka.

Paul Mytton, defending, said he was not asking for a pre-sentence report on Ryder.

“He knows that custody is to follow. He wants to use the time in custody to understand why he committed this offence and to attend the courses available to him to ensure that, as far as he’s concerned, there will be no repetition of this offence.

But after considering what to do, Recorder Helen Malcolm QC said she was not prepared to sentence Ryder without a report to assess what danger he poses in the future.

Adjourning the case for the report to be prepared to assess whether Ryder was likely to pose a danger to other children in the future, Recorder Malcolm remanded him in custody.

She explained to Ryder: “I take the view there is not yet enough information about you.”

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