January 2018

Paedophile who raped young girl and abused young boy jailed for 16 years

A paedophile who raped a young girl and molested a young boy was jailed for 16 years today.

Junior Hill blighted the childhoods of his two victims and left them struggling to cope with the impact of his crimes.

The 47-year-old was labelled a ‘dangerous’ offender under sentencing guidelines and handed an extended sentence with an extra five years on licence.

Hill, of Walton Park, Walton , was last month convicted of two counts of rape, three of sexual assault and one of sexual assault by penetration against the girl, along with two counts of sexual assault against the boy, following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court .

Judge Robert Warnock, sentencing, said: “I have no doubt that your continued abuse of alcohol further disinhibited you to the extent you were inclined to commit these truly dreadful offences.

“I have heard two victim personal statements read in court, and they confirmed my understanding of the harm you have done to these children…

“I want to make it clear, you were the sole cause of that damage and no-one else whatsoever.”

The court heard Hill began by sexually touching the girl and then progressed to raping her.

He later began abusing the boy, who was left confused and angry by Hill’s sick crimes. He told police: “I was asking myself why it had happened, I kept asking myself why?”

The girl was said to have become withdrawn and angry, misbehaving at school following the incident.

The court heard Hill had suffered two strokes since committing his crimes and had suffered brain damage. He listened to proceedings with the aid of a court appointed intermediary.

Judge Warnock ordered Hill to sign the sex offenders register for life and imposed a restraining order banning him from contacting his victims or their families.

The extended sentence means he must serve at least two thirds of the prison term behind bars, rather than the standard half.

However he can only be released earlier than the full 16 years if a Parole Board feel he is no longer a serious risk to the public.