April 2019

‘Monster’ Malcolm Vickery jailed for catalogue of horrific sex abuse committed in 1970s and 1980s

A SEX “monster” who carried out an “appalling” campaign of abuse against two victims in the 1970s and 1980s was jailed for 25 years.

One of Malcolm Vickery’s victims told him, “I hope you die” as he was led to the cells after sentence was passed at Cardiff Crown Court.

The 72-year-old, formerly of Newport, but now of St Mary Street, Risca, was convicted by a jury last month of a catalogue of “dreadful sexual abuse”.

The other victim, who was not in court, said in her victim impact statement: “He deserves to rot in hell.”

Vickery targeted a young girl and a teenager and was found guilty of six counts of rape, three of attempted rape, five indecent assaults and two of sexual assault.

The defendant was cleared of three rapes, seven indecent assaults, three sexual assaults and one indecency with a child charge relating to two separate complainants.

The victim who was abused as a young girl told the court in her impact statement, read by prosecutor Caroline Rees QC: “I have lived with the effect of what that monster did to me.

“I have spent the last 40 years living in fear of him. He took my childhood and my womanhood.”

The victim who was attacked as a teenager said in her statement: “He degraded me for his own satisfaction. He has no moral compass.”

After raping her, Vickery threatened to bury her in the garden if she told anyone and also used a “Lassie-style dog” to commit a shocking sex attack on her.

David Elias QC, mitigating, asked the court to bear in mind the defendant’s age and the time that had elapsed since the commission of the offences when sentencing.

Judge Rhys Rowlands told Vickery: “Both victims were subjected to the most appalling depravity by you.

“I have seen no evidence of any remorse on your part – you sought to prolong matters by standing trial.”

The judge added: “You thought you had got away with it. Justice caught up with you last year.

“You are a wholly inadequate individual with your distorted view of life. It is now time for you to take the consequences of your actions.”

The court heard that Vickery is suffering “significant ill health” problems with heart disease and diabetes.

The judge added: “There is a doubt about how long a custodial sentence you are going to be able to serve.”

He said it would be up to the Home Secretary to decide if he were to be released on “compassionate grounds”.

March 2019

Rapist Malcolm Vickery faces long jail sentence after being found guilty of sex abuse

A pensioner is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of a series of rapes against a girl and a woman in the 1970s and 1980s.

Malcolm Vickery, aged 72, formerly of Newport, but now from St Mary Street, Risca, was convicted by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court.

He was found guilty of six counts of rape, three of attempted rape, five indecent assaults and two of sexual assault.

Vickery was cleared of sexually assaulting a male complainant and acquitted on most counts relating to another woman, but the jury still have to consider one allegation of rape.

The defendant was found not guilty of three rapes, seven indecent assaults, three sexual assaults and one indecency with a child charge.

Cross-examining Vickery during the two-week trial, prosecutor Caroline Rees QC told him he had raped one of his victims when she was a teenager.

The defendant denied the allegations and said: “It was her idea to have sex.”

Miss Rees put it to him: “You raped her didn’t you? You threatened to bury her in the garden if she told anybody.”

Vickery again rejected her claim and told the jury of eight men and four women that this claim was untrue.

The defendant was found guilty of using his “Lassie-style dog” to carry out an “act of degradation” on her.

Miss Rees said of this assault: “The more she was crying, the more he enjoyed it.”

The prosecution told the court that Vickery had abused his second victim when she was a little girl.

Miss Rees said that during one attack she “could smell the alcohol on his breath” and told how she was “frozen with fear”.

She told the defendant: “She has told the truth, hasn’t she?”

He replied: “No, she’s telling lies.”

Vickery, who was defended by David Elias QC, was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced next month by Judge Rhys Rowlands