November 2013

Smirking Facebook pervert preyed on girl, 10

Sexual predator Gary Wainwright bombarded girls as young as 10 with explicit messages on Facebook – but went to his jail cell with a smirk on his face.

As the 53-year-old was jailed for two-and-a-half years by a judge he showed no remorse in the dock, despite the claims of his defence barrister, only a smug look.

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard yesterday that allegations against the father began when he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

Wainwright, of Cherry Tree Court, in Wollescote, Stourbridge, then found the teenager on Facebook and began sending graphic messages to her and asking for her to send ‘rude pictures’.

A complaint was made and he stopped but later in 2012 Wainwright targeted his next victim, this time a 10-year-old schoolgirl.

Miss Jennifer Josephs, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was aware the child was 10 because he asked her via Facebook and she told him.”

She said Wainwright sent messages to the young girl including ‘hello sexy’ and even wished her a good day at school.

“In January 2012 he messaged her to say he wished she was older that they could talk about sex,” Miss Josephs added.

It was later that month that the messages from Wainwright on the girl’s Blackberry were discovered by the child’s mother.

The police were called and during interviews Wainwright claimed he left his Facebook profile logged in and it could have been accessed by anyone. He then tried to blame his sons.” Wainwright admitted sexual assault and four counts of encouraging a child into sexual activity. He was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life.

Mr Christopher Rodwell, defending, said: “At the time of the offences he was suffering from depression and was low. There was no intention from his part to carry out the acts.”

Judge John Wait said: “You caused a 10-year-old girl to become corrupt so she was prepared to speak about such graphic content.”