June 2018

Man jailed for sexual abuse of boy

A violent sexual predator has been jailed for nine years.

Nicholas Kelly may have got away with abusing a boy but confessed to his crimes in rehabilitation. He owned up to committing vile acts on his victim when the lad was aged 10 to 13.

Bristol Crown Court heard he would pin him down and punch him if he resisted.

Though the lad found the bravery to report Kelly to police, he ultimately retracted his statement and the complaint was not pursued.

But, years down the line, Kelly was convicted for downloading indecent images of children from the internet.

And as part of his rehabilitation he shopped himself, confessing he had groomed a vulnerable boy who he was aware had been abused before.

The information was passed to police, who re-interviewed Kelly about the boy. The pervert then gave a full account of what he had done a decade before.

Kelly, 44, of Ripley Road in St George, pleaded guilty to four charges of indecent assault on a male.

Two related to when the lad was aged 10 to 11 and two related to when he was aged 12 to 13.

Judge James Patrick sent him to prison for nine years.

Kelly was handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order, banning him from contact with boys aged under 16 or using the internet unchecked. He was also told to register as a sex offender for life.

Earlier Tara Wolfe, prosecuting, told the court: “He used (the boy) as his sexual object from 10 to 13. He was engaging (the boy’s) acquiescence by threats and resorting to violence against him.”

The court heard the lad had suffered sexual and physical abuse at the hands of others before Kelly groomed him.

Kelly started off by buying him presents, such as a PlayStation game and sweets, before groping him and forcing oral sex on him over a protracted period.

When the lad told his mother she didn’t believe him, the court was told.

He then “played up” at school, hoping someone would notice something was wrong, but no-one did, the court heard.

The abuse continued.

Miss Wolfe said: “When he was aged around 12 the defendant pounced on him. He held him down and tried to pull his trousers and underwear off. He started to scream.

“The defendant punched him in the face and stomach and told him to shut up.”

The lad suffered a thick lip and black eye but just told his mum he had been in a fight.

Miss Wolfe said: “He was not believed the first time. He didn’t even tell her the truth. The reaction of his mother broke his heart.”

There came a time when the boy did report the abuse to police.

But when his mum warned him he could get the man locked up or attacked “because of something in his head”, the boy retracted his statement and it was decided there was not evidence to proceed with the case.

Years later, though, Kelly was convicted for downloading indecent images of children and confessed about abusing the lad when he did a sex offender treatment programme.

The lad gave an impact statement saying how the abuse left him with an inability to be sexually intimate with anyone.

Of Kelly, he wrote: “I absolutely hate him.”

Kelly told the judge: “If I had realised the damage sexual abuse does to children I would never have done it. I’ve realised the damage that it does to children and I totally regret what I did.

“If I had known how it was effecting (the boy) I would have stopped long before I did.”

He said that, during treatment, he was made to play the part of a victim to see how he felt, and he then brought home to him the damage he had done.

He told the judge: “If I didn’t have a sex offenders treatment programme it would not have come out. It made me a better person.”

June 2018

Violent Bristol pervert who abused boy confessed crimes in rehab

A violent sexual predator may have got away with abusing a boy but for one man; himself.

Nicholas Kelly committed vile acts on his victim when the lad was aged 10 to 13.

Bristol Crown Court was told he would pin him down and punch him if he resisted.

Though the lad found the bravery to report Kelly to police, he ultimately retracted his statement and the complaint was not pursued. But, years down the line, Kelly was convicted for downloading indecent images of children from the internet.

And as part of his rehabilitation he shopped himself, confessing he had groomed a boy who he was aware had been abused before.

The information was passed to police, who re-interviewed Kelly about the boy. The pervert then gave a full account of what he had done a decade before.

Kelly, 44, of Ripley Road in St George, pleaded guilty to four charges of indecent assault on a male.

Two related to when the lad was aged 10 to 11 and two related to when he was aged 12 to 13.

He was due to be sentenced on Friday, June 15, but after hearing the facts opened as well as mitigation, Judge James Patrick remanded Kelly in custody pending sentence on Monday, June 18.

In the meantime Kelly was handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order, banning him from contact with boys aged under 16 or using the internet unchecked.

Tara Wolfe, prosecuting, told the court: “He used (the boy) as his sexual object from 10 to 13. He was engaging (the boy’s) acquiescence by threats and resorting to violence against him.”

The court heard the lad had suffered sexual and physical abuse at the hands of others before Kelly groomed him.

Kelly started off by buying him presents, such as a PlayStation game and sweets, before groping him and forcing oral sex on him over a protracted period.

When the lad told his mother she didn’t believe him, the court was told.

He then “played up” at school, hoping someone would notice something was wrong, but no-one did, the court heard.

The abuse continued.

Miss Wolfe said: “When he was aged around 12 the defendant pounced on him. He held him down and tried to pull his trousers and underwear off.

“He started to scream. The defendant punched him in the face and stomach and told him to shut up.”

The lad suffered a thick lip and black eye but just told his mum he had been in a fight.

Miss Wolfe said: “He was not believed the first time. He didn’t even tell her the truth. The reaction of his mother broke his heart.”

There came a time when the boy did report the abuse to police.

But when his mum warned him he could get the man locked up or attacked “because of something in his head”, the boy retracted his statement and it was decided there was not evidence to proceed with the case.

Year later, though, Kelly was convicted for downloading indecent images of children and confessed about abusing the boy when he did a sex offender treatment programme.

The lad gave an impact statement saying how the abuse left him with an inability to be sexually intimate with anyone.

Of Kelly, he wrote: “I absolutely hate him.”

Kelly told the judge: “If I had realised the damage sexual abuse does to children I would never have done it.

“I’ve realised the damage that it does to children and I totally regret what I did.

“If I had known how it was affecting (the boy) I would have stopped long before I did.”

He said that, during treatment, he was made to play the part of a victim to see how he felt, and it then brought home to him the damage he had done.

He told the judge: “If I didn’t have a sex offenders treatment programme it would not have come out.

“It made me a better person.”