June 2017

Paedophile jailed for nearly five years

A PREDATORY paedophile” has been jailed for nearly five years.

Pensioner Glynn Bishop, 65, secretly filmed up the skirt of an eight year-old as she travelled on a Bradford bus and had more than 1,500 indecent images of children on his laptop.

He had admitted a total of 14 sexual offences prior to yesterday’s sentencing at Bradford Crown Court.

The charges included two of indecent assault against a boy aged between seven and nine years old on at least six occasions in Bradford between December 30, 1986, and December 29, 1989.

He had also pleaded guilty to taking indecent photos of the same victim during the same time period.

He indecently assaulted his second victim, a girl aged between six and eight years old, on at least seven occasions in Bradford between June 26, 1992, and June 25, 1995, also taking indecent photos of the child.

Bishop, of Howden Close, Holme Wood, Bradford, had also admitted charges of committing an act of a lewd, obscene and disgusting nature and of making indecent photographs of children.

Prosecuting, David McGonigal said Bishop’s offending had come to light when his two victims went to police in November 2014.

He said Bishop’s male victim had been abused at addresses in Manningham andBrighouse.

Bishop would bathe and massage the boy, applying oil to his body, including his genitals, also taking pictures of him naked.

Mr McGonigal said Bishop’s female victim was made to bathe with “horrible smelling soap” and stand naked in different poses so he could take pictures of her.

He also made videos of her, including one of him rubbing cream on the girl as she sat on his lap, and one focusing on her genitals.

In statements read to the court, Bishop’s victims described the abuse as “life-changing.”

When police raided Bishop’s home, they found pairs of female knickers and a school skirt for a three to four year-old.

Officers also seized notebooks of handwritten stories and drawings which Mr McGonigal said were “fantasies of what he (Bishop) wanted to do to young children.”

More than 1,500 indecent images were found on his computer, including footage of the rape of a two year-old baby.

Police also recovered a covert film made by Bishop in August 2013, entitled ‘little girl likes spreading her legs’, which featured footage he had filmed up an eight year-old girl’s skirt as she travelled on a bus with her Grandma.

Sentencing him to 57 months in prison, Judge Jonathan Rose said: “You haven’t been a man of good character since 1986. What you have been, is a predatory paedophile and someone who is a danger to children.”

He labelled Bishop an “entrenched paedophile” and a “danger to the public” for his filming of the girl on the bus and the children’s clothing found at his home.

Of the images found on his computer, Judge Rose said: “You are at the very bottom of the barrel when it comes to viewing such disgusting imagery. You are the market for this filth.”

Commending the bravery shown by the two victims in the case, he said Bishop had abused the children for his own “perverted sexual pleasures.”

He said: “You have continued to live your life without any weight on your shoulders, but your two victims have spent 30 years suffering what you did to them.”