December 2018

Teen pervert sexually abused young girls – but still denies he did anything wrong

Two young girls who were sexually abused by a teenager may never get over it, a judge has said.

Nathan Mulvana, now 18, exposed himself to both girls then went on to sexually assault the youngest when he was 16 or 17, Hull Crown Court heard.

He is still denies any wrongdoing, despite his convictions after a trial at Hull Magistrates’ Court for exposure and sexual touching of a girl under 13.

Both victims were aged under ten at the time.

A district judge found their sentencing powers were insufficient to deal with Mulvana for the gravity of his offending and the case was transferred to the Crown court, where he was jailed for 28 months on Thursday.

Reading a victim statement from one of the girls’ parents, prosecutor Kirsten Mercer said the youngest had “become more introverted and self-conscious” since the abuse, and “does not appear to be as happy or as bubbly as she was before”.

She was also “frightened” to go to the toilet for “a couple of months” so was wetting her bed. But she was “slowly regaining her confidence”, the parent said.

Mulvana had told the girls what he had a done was a “secret” and not to tell anyone. But they immediately informed their parents and other family members.

Judge David Tremberg said his crimes were too serious to deal with in any other than an immediate sentence of imprisonment.

Jailing Mulvana, of The Quadrant, north Hull, the judge described the attack on the younger girl as a “degrading and serious sexual assault”.

Judge Tremberg told Mulvana: “Sometimes it takes years, sometimes decades, for the full effects of such abuse to manifest itself, and these courts see all too often the legacy of such abuse; how some people are never able to move on, and it affects their relationships, their sexual relationships, their feeling of self-worth.

“That’s the risk you took with these children. It’s to be hoped in the case of these girls they do not fall into the category of people who can not move on.”

Mulvana must register as a sex offender for ten years, and was made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for the same period.