William Mason – Yeovil

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December 2013

Ex-Marine had sex with underage girl – Jailed

A judge has blasted a former Royal Marine who had sex with an underage girl as being “incapable of controlling his lust”.

William Mason, 30, was sentenced to four years after he admitted having sex with a schoolgirl who was aged 15 years old

Judge William Hart told Gloucester crown court that if it was a “romance”, Mason would of waited until the girl was 16 years old.

Mason from Yeovil was arrested in August after explicit photos were found on the girls mobile phone

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Christopher Flindell – Yeovil

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January 2014

Yeovil man persuaded teenagers to send him pornographic images of themselves

A Yeovil man who persuaded teenage girls to send him pornographic pictures of themselves through social media was told he had caused them considerable harm.

Christopher Flindell, 25, of Balmoral Road, who has Asperger syndrome, pretended to be 15 in messages he sent to his two victims, aged 13 and 14, Taunton Crown Court was told.

The messages became sexual and one girl believed he performed a sex act while on the phone to her, said William Hunter, prosecuting.

They exchanged naked photographs of themselves and he exchanged intimate pictures with the other girl, who thought he was a teenager. He told her he would like to meet her and have sex.

It was clear he knew the girls’ ages and indecent images of both girls were found on his phone. When he was arrested, in January…

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George Noel – Yeovil

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August 2014

Yeovil nursery worker who sexually abused boy, 6, re-interviewed by police after fresh allegations made by another alleged victim


A NURSERY worker who admitted sexually abusing a six-year-old boy is being re-interviewed by police after another person came forward with fresh allegations.

George Noel, of Preston Grove, Yeovil, was due to be sentenced in a hearing at Taunton Crown Court on Friday.

But prosecutor Mary McCarthy told the court the defendant was involved in an ongoing investigation.

And she said defence lawyers wanted the 19-year-old to be released from custody.

An application for bail was due to be heard yesterday and Noel was remanded in custody pending its outcome. A previous application was rejected by magistrates sitting at Yeovil.

Judge Geoffrey Mercer adjourned the case to receive a psychologist’s report and said sentencing would take place in September.

An Avon and Somerset police spokeswoman confirmed the court case…

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Paul Francis – Yeovil

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August 2014

Yeovil paedophile jailed for four years after grooming 10-year-old girl


Police have said they fear that a “predatory” man has committed more disgusting offences against children after finding hand-drawn posters the paedophile used to lure children into his home that date back to when the paedophile lived in west Somerset.


Paul Francis has a 30-year history of offending was jailed today for abusing a girl of 10 – after he went unchecked and was allowed to live overlooking a playground. Francis was first convicted in 1973 and has served sentences of up to nine years.

When police raided his home they found a diary and pictures of young girls.

Posters were also found dating back to the time he spent living in Williton, prompting police to appeal for any victims to come forward.

The court also heard Francis was not under supervision as he had been removed from the sex offenders’ register in…

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Mark Burt – Yeovil

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Update – On the 17th January 2014, Burt was charged with additional sex offences of another young girl.

Burt was sentenced to just one year imprisonment. However he was freed the same day as he had spent 26 weeks on remand

Burt was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 5 years and as given three years community service

Burt is has been banned from unsupervised access to any child aged under 16 years old

November 2013

Yeovil man arrested and admits sexually abusing six-year-old girl


A YEOVIL man has been remanded in custody after admitting sexually abusing a six year-old girl.

Mark Anthony Burt, aged 48, of Hawks Rise, was brought before Somerset Magistrates, sitting at Yeovil, in custody after being arrested by the police.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of touching the young victim in a sexual manner at Yeovil between October 1 and 31.


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Jacob Wood – Yeovil

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December 2014

Yeovil man who groomed schoolgirls on Facebook for sex escapes prison sentence

A YEOVIL man who groomed “vulnerable” teenage girls for sex through social media has been spared a prison sentence after a judge said it would not help him reform.

Jacob Wood, 20, of Charles Road, contacted girls aged 14 and 15 through Facebook and other sites and incited them to engage in sex, Taunton Crown Court was told.

He admitted four charges of sexual activity with a child, five of causing or inciting a child to engage in sex and one of causing a child to watch a sexual act. He asked for seven further offences to be taken into consideration.

Mary McCarthy, prosecuting, said he sent explicit pictures to girls and, in some cases, arranged to meet them. He had full sexual intercourse with five of the girls. Some of the offences occurred while he…

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Paedophile gang ‘raped baby after offering to babysit’

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April 2015

‘Vile and depraved’ UK gang raped and abused babies – GUILTY


John Denham (top left), David Harsley (top right), Robin Hollyson (bottom left) and Matthew Lisk

A vile network of paedophiles live streamed child abuse over the internet and shared tips on how to drug young victims in what police have called “the worst case they’ve ever seen”.

The ring of seven abusers can be revealed for the first time today after the final two members were found guilty of their disgusting crimes.

Sickening chat logs released by the National Crime Agency show members of the gang discussing how to stop their victims crying and joking about the potential of talking to undercover officers online.

But the network came crashing down when one member called police in floods of tears and confessed, sparking a nine-month investigation.


Christopher Knight, Adams Tons and Matthew Stansfield

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John Wooldridge – Yeovil

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May 2015

Pensioner jailed for sex offences against 3 girls in Surrey and North East Hampshire


A pensioner has been jailed for a string of sex offences against girls in Surrey and North East Hampshire.

69-year-old John Wooldridge, of St Johns Road in Yeovil has been jailed for five years.

His victims were as young as 10 and he carried out abuse over almost two decades.

The offences happened at houses in Guildford, Ash and Aldershot in the 1970s and 80s.

His victims were aged between 10 and 17 at the time.

They have released a joint statement calling on more victims to come forward if they are out there: “John Wooldridge destroyed lives with his disgusting actions and we would encourage anyone who may be affected by this to come forward so that their voices may be heard too.

“We carry both physical and mental scars. The hurt he inflicted…

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A Response To BBC Radio 4’s Analysis Programme By Sarah Nelson


Dr Sarah Nelson (University of Edinburgh) is a prominent Scottish researcher, writer and media commentator on child sexual abuse and its effects throughout life. Sarah Nelson was also a contributor to the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme about Ritualised Sexual Abuse. Part 1 of which can be listened to HERE, and Part 2 HERE




I agree completely with Tim Tate that in Radio 4’s Analysis , Ritual Abuse: The Anatomy of a Panic (27.5.15 & 1.6.15) the BBC allowed David Aaronovitch “to broadcast two high -profile programmes which were at best misleading, and sometimes deeply deceitful”.

Deceitful to us as contributors, too. We repeatedly sought and received assurances that the programmes would fairly reflect conflicting views. The producer told me, for instance: “I have taken extreme care that all the key points you made in the interview are covered”. It…

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Timeline: Sidney Cooke And Associates


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8th Apr 1961 Sidney Cooke is fined £20 for indecently assaulting a boy in a cinema. Until convicted in 1987 for the “dirty dozen” offences this was Cooke’s only conviction for a sexual offence.

Capture Sidney Cooke

1973 Leslie Bailey is accused of the attempted murder and indecent assault of a seven year old girl but confusion over the admissability of evidence meant the charge was reduced to possessing a knife. Bailey was given probation for possessing an offensive weapon and spent three months in a mental hospital in Kent after the incident.

1977  Lennie Smith is convicted for an offence of gross indecency and serves a year in prison.

29th Mar 1979 Leslie Bailey’s trial for burgling a post office near his home in Brooke Road, Stoke Newington, is adjourned until today. Bailey told police he had been out job hunting when he stopped…

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