October 2018

Ayrshire paedo Thomas Mason caged for abusing girl, five

THE vile Ayrshire paedo who sexually abused a five-year-old has been jailed.

Thomas Mason, 34, attacked the girl after being allowed to take her to the beach, for a picnic, and to his house in Ayrshire over two days.

Sex beast Mason has now been locked up for 30 months after carrying out depraved attacks on the youngster.

The girl’s mum, 45, met the predator through a friend and didn’t even know where he lived before waving him off with her child.

The court heard he had been looking after other local children at the time.

The mother, 45, said: “She only knew him for an hour them she went to the beach with him.

“He took her to the beach on the first day and on the second day he took her to the park.

“She was really excited. I made her a packed lunch.

“I didn’t think she’d be in any danger. I thought she’d be well looked after.”

Mason took the girl home after the beach trip but her father was working and did not want to be disturbed, so they went back to his former house in Stevenston, Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard.

When they finally returned, Mason asked the girl: “You had a good day, didn’t you? The child cuddled into her mother and never spoke.

Her weeping mother told the court: “I didn’t know she’d be in any danger and I didn’t know anything had happened by then.”

On the second day they were late back and she paced up and down the street until Mason arrived in his car.

She realised her daughter was wearing different clothes and carrying a present.

“My daughter came up to me bedroom and said nothing. Her face was chalk white,” the woman said.

“She said, ‘Mum, I’ve got something to tell you’”. The girl described being forced to stand naked while Mason stared at her and carried out sex acts.

The mother said: “I knew what had happened. It was mother’s instinct.

“I just phoned the police and said my daughter had been groomed and sexually abused by a paedophile.

“This was my worst nightmare that had ever happened to me.”

The mother added her daughter girl “smelt different” and said her lips were sore after Mason grabbed and kissed her.

She said the girl was “sad” and described what Mason had done, adding: “Why do men do that?”

Manus Tolland, defending, asked why she failed to look for her daughter when she was late home.

The mother replied: “I wish I had done and I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life.”

Mason, of Ardrossan, was found guilty of sexually assaulting the girl in Stevenston in July 2017. Sentence had been deferred.

He had been investigated by police in his native Leeds for alleged sex offences against a nine-year-old girl, it emerged during his trial.

His removal van was attacked when he flitted to Scotland, carrying out the attack within months of arriving.

Sheriff Alistair Watson also placed Mason on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

September 2018

Paedophile attacked a five-year-old girl

A paedophile attacked a five-year-old girl after meeting her mum for the first time just ONE HOUR earlier.

Thomas Mason, 34, had just met the child’s mother when he was left with the youngster and allowed to take her to the beach and to his own home in Ayrshire.

The mum, 45, met the predator through a friend and didn’t even know where he lived before waving him off with her child.

The court heard he had been looking after other children at the time.

He then carried out multiple depraved sex attacks on the youngster over the course of two days.

She said: “She only knew him for an hour then she went to the beach with him.

“He took her to the beach on the first day and on the second day he took her to the park.

“She was really excited. I made her a packed lunch.

“I didn’t think she’d be in any danger. I thought she’d be well looked after.”

When the pervert took the girl to her home after the beach trip her father was working, so the beast was allowed to take her back to his house in Stevenston Ayrshire.

When they finally returned, Mason asked the girl: “You had a good day, didn’t you?” The child cuddled into her mum and never spoke.

Her weeping mother, told Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard: “I didn’t know she’d be in any danger and I didn’t know anything had happened by then.”

On the second day they were late back and she realised her daughter was wearing different clothes and carrying a present.

“My daughter came up to me bedroom and said nothing. Her face was chalk white,” the woman said.

“She said, ‘Mum, I’ve got something to tell you’”. The girl described being forced to stand naked while Mason stared at her and carried out sex acts.

The mother added her daughter girl “smelt different” and said her lips were sore after Mason grabbed and kissed her.

She said: “I knew what had happened. It was mother’s instinct. I just phoned the police and said my daughter had been groomed and sexually abused by a paedophile.
“This was my worst nightmare that had ever happened to me.”

Manus Tolland, defending, asked why she failed to look for her daughter when she was late home.

The mother replied: “I wish I had done and I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life.”

Mason, of Ardrossan, was found guilty of sexually assaulting the girl in Stevenston in July 2017.

Sentence was deferred, he was remanded in custody and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

During his trial, it emerged Mason had been investigated by police in his native Leeds after allegedly molesting a girl of nine and his removal van was attacked when he flitted to Scotland, carrying out the attack within months of arriving.