January 2020

Morpeth paedophile branded a ‘monster’ as he’s jailed for sexually abusing two young girls

A paedophile was branded a “monster” after subjecting two young girls to disgusting sexual abuse.

Ian Havery left his victims traumatised for life by carrying out a series of sex attacks – hitting one of them if she didn’t carry out his sordid instructions as he wanted

A court heard the beast also downloaded indecent images of children and discussed sexual activity with like-minded perverts online.

Havery, 53, of Morpeth, Northumberland, admitted offences including rape and sexual assault and a judge at Newcastle Crown Court branded him dangerous and jailed him for 16 years.

Judge Amanda Rippon told him: “Their suffering is immeasurable and every part of it is laid at your door.

“You were a monster in their midst and your offending will have a profound impact on them and their family forever.

“Everything I have read has led me to conclude you pose a risk of serious harm by committing further similar offences. You are therefore a dangerous offender.

“Your persistent and appalling abuse, coupled with your appalling collection of child abuse images and your online discussions with other like minded individuals make it a straightforward decision.”

The court heard the abuse came to light last year when one of the victims told a family member what Havery had been doing to her, saying he was a “nonce”.

She said he told her he wanted to be her boyfriend and had touched her.

The other victim later revealed he had been abusing her from when she was as young as nine.

She said he told her he wanted to be her boyfriend and had orally raped her and got angry if she didn’t do what he wanted, had hit her on occasions and she was afraid of him.

He had also sexually abused her in other ways.

When Havery was arrested, he fully admitted everything the victims said was true.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, ten sexual assaults and two counts of inciting sexual activity

Police later examined two hard drives and a mobile phone belonging to Havery and found more than 300 indecent images of youngsters aged between four and 16, 142 of them in the most serious category. None were of the girls he abused.

Prosecutor Richard Bennett said: “There was evidence of paedophilic conversations between the defendant and third parties, at least three other people and sexual activity with children had been discussed.”

Havery was jailed for 16 years, with an extended licence period of a further six years. He must serve at least two-thirds of the 16 years due to be categorised as dangerous.

He must also sign the sex offenders register for life and was made subject to a lifelong sexual harm prevention order.