January 2018

Bristol paedophile pensioner, 83, lured child into his home to show her his spoon collection

A paedophile jailed for child abuse more than 20 years ago is back in prison after further victims came forward.

In 1994 Graham Stanford-McBride, 83, formerly known as Graham Dear, was sent to prison for 15 months after pleading guilty to molesting three boys.

But the full extent of his dark past was finally exposed when it transpired he also abused two young girls.

Stanford-McBride, of Carrington Road in Bristol, initially denied wrongdoing but pleaded guilty to three charges of indecent assault.

Judge Richard Bromilow jailed him for 40 months. The judge told Stanford-McBride: “At the time your victims were children, they were innocent and they were in the throes of growing up in their childhood, much of which lay in front of them.

“You know that these are very grave offences.”

Stanford-McBride was handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order at Bristol Crown Court, designed to stop him re-offending and he was told to register as a sex offender for ten years.

David Maunder, prosecuting, said Stanford-McBride touched one youngster improperly when they played a tickling game on his sofa.

Bristol Crown Court was told Stanford-McBride lured another girl into his home to “show her his spoon collection”.

This complainant described how the abuser kissed her and touched her and told her he loved her, the court heard.

On a second occasion Stanford-McBride put his hand into the youngster’s clothing and touched her improperly.

The judge was read an impact statement from one complainant in which she wrote: “He showed great cowardice in denying what he had done. He challenged my integrity by calling me a liar. I’m not a liar.”

 

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