Anger after pervert set free from prison – despite being given potentially life-long sentence

Bournemouth Echo: SCENE: Poole Park, where the sex act took place SCENE: Poole Park, where the sex act took place

A YOUTH given a potentially lifelong sentence for having sex with an under-age schoolgirl on his 18th birthday has been freed by top judges.

Dale David Michael Trim, now 25, had “consensual sex” with the 13-year-old in Poole Park after a party where they had both been drinking, the Appeal Court heard.

“They spent the rest of the night together at his bedsit,” said Lord Justice Laws.

Trim admitted unlawful sexual activity with the 13-year-old at Bournemouth Crown Court in October 2007, and was ordered to be detained indefinitely for public protection.

He had a previous conviction for indecently assaulting two little girls aged seven and eight when he was 13 years old.

And he was once described as a “predatory paedophile” in a psychiatrist’s report.

Trim was viewed as a “dangerous” offender, and the sentence – which was almost identical to a life term – meant he would only be freed once the Parole Board was convinced the threat he posed to society had passed.

The sentencing judge passed the tough sentence after telling Trim: “I have a nasty feeling that you have paedophile tendencies”.

But Lord Justice Laws said that assessment was “partly based on speculation” and noted that Trim, from Blandford, had made good progress during his six years in custody.

The judge, sitting with Mr Justice Globe and Judge Paul Batty QC, said Trim was now seen as presenting a “medium” risk of future harm and that could be managed in the community.

He overturned the indefinite sentence, substituting a two-year community order and strict supervision requirement, with conditions that “he should live as directed by the probation service”.

But Claude Knights, the chief executive officer of children’s charity Kidscape, expressed concern over Trim’s release.

“This individual showed predatory tendencies from an early age and went on to engage in unlawful sexual activity despite earlier convictions,” he said.

“He appears to have attended a treatment programme during his six years in custody, but continues to be assessed as a ‘medium risk’ of causing future harm.

“This is not a reassuring verdict for the community in which he will live.

“It is to be hoped that the supervision and monitoring that he will require will be applied stringently and coherently by the different agencies that will be involved.

“We know only too well how resourceful and devious those with predatory tendencies can become when circumstances make this possible.

“It is imperative that no child is put at risk by the presence of this individual in their community.

“The safety of children is paramount.”

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12:52pm Tue 28 Jan 14

MrEdge says...

Am I not right in saying that as a 13 year old, you are legally not considered old enough to give consent, is that not the case?

If it is, then surely whether she went along with it or not, that wouldn't count as consent?

Either way you have to wonder why the hell a 13 year old girl was allowed out boozing at a party and then stayed the night with someone...
Am I not right in saying that as a 13 year old, you are legally not considered old enough to give consent, is that not the case? If it is, then surely whether she went along with it or not, that wouldn't count as consent? Either way you have to wonder why the hell a 13 year old girl was allowed out boozing at a party and then stayed the night with someone... MrEdge
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1:43pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

If his neighbours are made aware that he is the area they can help with the monitoring .
If his neighbours are made aware that he is the area they can help with the monitoring . kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

4:26pm Tue 28 Jan 14

crazybird says...

A photo of him should be put up in the locality. It should be made law that any sex offenders that are convicted should have their photos made public on all lamp posts and there should be a central information area that we can all access so we can keep our kids safe!
A photo of him should be put up in the locality. It should be made law that any sex offenders that are convicted should have their photos made public on all lamp posts and there should be a central information area that we can all access so we can keep our kids safe! crazybird
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4:30pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

I just hope and pray this man is not left under the radar and he is monitored!!!
I just hope and pray this man is not left under the radar and he is monitored!!! Kevin_123
  • Score: 2

5:36pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

But Lord Justice Laws said that assessment was “partly based on speculation” and noted that Trim, from Blandford, had made good progress during his six years in custody.
Once a paedophile always a paedophile, these judges need to get their heads out of their arses and realise thet fact.
But Lord Justice Laws said that assessment was “partly based on speculation” and noted that Trim, from Blandford, had made good progress during his six years in custody. Once a paedophile always a paedophile, these judges need to get their heads out of their arses and realise thet fact. Hessenford
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5:26am Wed 29 Jan 14

justsayithowitis says...

I wonder if Lord Justice Laws would take him in and let him have access to his children/grandchildr
en. That would show how confident he is that this scum won't do this again
I wonder if Lord Justice Laws would take him in and let him have access to his children/grandchildr en. That would show how confident he is that this scum won't do this again justsayithowitis
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8:30am Wed 29 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
If his neighbours are made aware that he is the area they can help with the monitoring .
With a baseball bat?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: If his neighbours are made aware that he is the area they can help with the monitoring .[/p][/quote]With a baseball bat? BIGTONE
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10:01am Wed 29 Jan 14

retry69 says...

It really makes you want to fecking scream does it not, for once you have a judge who had the balls to do whats in the interest of the public and then someone else gets conned into releasing this pervert into the community.We have enough of these wandering around thanks to our local soft touch judge and only recently we learned that a he/she managed to download child **** under supervision so it does not really inspire us to have confidence in the system when handling this type of crime
It really makes you want to fecking scream does it not, for once you have a judge who had the balls to do whats in the interest of the public and then someone else gets conned into releasing this pervert into the community.We have enough of these wandering around thanks to our local soft touch judge and only recently we learned that a he/she managed to download child **** under supervision so it does not really inspire us to have confidence in the system when handling this type of crime retry69
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7:00pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Hobad1 says...

Hey world, this is the UK. Paedophiles, rapists, murderers, thieves, whether home grown or imported, are welcome. If you get caught...don't worry, you'll serve way way less than your sentence, as our judicial system is prejudice on the side of the criminal.
This country makes me sick.
Hey world, this is the UK. Paedophiles, rapists, murderers, thieves, whether home grown or imported, are welcome. If you get caught...don't worry, you'll serve way way less than your sentence, as our judicial system is prejudice on the side of the criminal. This country makes me sick. Hobad1
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