Robert Anthony John Wade jailed for 31 months for sexually assaulting five-year-old girl in woods

Jailed: “Vile” pervert who sexually assaulted five-year-old girl in woods

Jailed: “Vile” pervert who sexually assaulted five-year-old girl in woods

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A ‘VILE’ man who sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl in woods near a Dorset caravan park has been jailed.

Robert Anthony John Wade, 65, was sentenced to 31 months in prison after admitting four sexual offences at Dorchester Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 and two charges of sexual activity in the presence of a child.

Wade was later sentenced to a further 12 weeks in prison after admitting possessing indecent images of children and extreme pornographic images that were found on his computer after his home in Surrey was searched following his arrest.

Heather Shimmen, prosecuting, told the court that the sexual assaults occurred at the Norden Farm caravan park near Corfe Castle on the weekend of July 19 last year.

She said the defendant was walking in woods with the girl when he exposed himself and began pleasuring himself.

Miss Shimmen said Wade also touched the young girl over her clothing.

She said later that weekend the defendant returned to the same spot with the girl and repeated the sexual act after he had ‘pulled her towards him by her waist’ and again touched her over her clothing.

When interviewed about the matters by police Wade admitted pleasuring himself in the woods but said he did not realise the girl was in the vicinity.

He denied he was sexually attracted to the girl.

Miss Shimmen said the girl’s parents had expressed relief at Wade’s admissions and the fact that their daughter would not have to go to court to give evidence.

Rufus Taylor, mitigating, said fork lift truck driver Wade, of Rankine Close, Badshotlea, Farnham, Surrey, had not been in trouble with the courts for some 30 years and it was for wholly different matters.

He said: “The only mitigation in this case is that he finally came to his senses and pleaded guilty.

“It’s the only good point I can put forward on his behalf, that he has at least now stopped the victim from having to come to court.”

Judge Roger Jarvis described the offences as ‘deplorable’ and said Wade had ‘vilely abused’ his victim.

As well as sentencing Wade to a total of 31 months in prison, the judge also placed him on the sex offenders’ register for life and made the defendant subject to a sexual offences prevention order until further notice.

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9:48am Wed 25 Jun 14

Azphreal says...

'defendant was walking in woods with the girl ' So were they there together? If so did the parents know him or were they happy for their daughter to go off with a stranger.
'defendant was walking in woods with the girl ' So were they there together? If so did the parents know him or were they happy for their daughter to go off with a stranger. Azphreal
  • Score: 19

10:53am Wed 25 Jun 14

AmsterdamMan says...

Wheres retry69 when you need him?
Wheres retry69 when you need him? AmsterdamMan
  • Score: 4

11:13am Wed 25 Jun 14

retry69 says...

Do I need to take legal advice here?
Do I need to take legal advice here? retry69
  • Score: 3

4:30pm Wed 25 Jun 14

MMM444 says...

Pathetic,so out on the streets in 15mths then to carry on with his filthy antics, this sex case should of been divided into four, job done,save the tax payer some cash having to feed the dirty b-----d
Pathetic,so out on the streets in 15mths then to carry on with his filthy antics, this sex case should of been divided into four, job done,save the tax payer some cash having to feed the dirty b-----d MMM444
  • Score: 5

9:07pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Bournemouth87 says...

That sentance is appalling!!!
That sentance is appalling!!! Bournemouth87
  • Score: 5

5:42am Thu 26 Jun 14

Lord Parkstone says...

Disgusting. No wonder there are so many perverts commiting these appalling crimes when they know the sentence will be so lenient. Hypocritical in the wake of jimmy Saville and friends. It's about time we woke up and started protecting our children and not these dirty perverts that cant be cured.
Disgusting. No wonder there are so many perverts commiting these appalling crimes when they know the sentence will be so lenient. Hypocritical in the wake of jimmy Saville and friends. It's about time we woke up and started protecting our children and not these dirty perverts that cant be cured. Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 6

10:11am Thu 26 Jun 14

retry69 says...

AmsterdamMan wrote:
Wheres retry69 when you need him?
I would of thought after nearly 24 hours some explaination of that comment was to be expected,perhaps Mr Wynne or Mr Nopay will have better luck.
[quote][p][bold]AmsterdamMan[/bold] wrote: Wheres retry69 when you need him?[/p][/quote]I would of thought after nearly 24 hours some explaination of that comment was to be expected,perhaps Mr Wynne or Mr Nopay will have better luck. retry69
  • Score: 0

1:49pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Adrian XX says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
Disgusting. No wonder there are so many perverts commiting these appalling crimes when they know the sentence will be so lenient. Hypocritical in the wake of jimmy Saville and friends. It's about time we woke up and started protecting our children and not these dirty perverts that cant be cured.
Have you checked the CPS sentencing guidelines to see if this sentence falls within them? If you think the guidelines are wrong then you need to start a campaign to get them changed.

And I am not sure there are "so many perverts commiting these appalling crimes" - it is not that common, but it always gets a lot of media coverage when it does occur.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Disgusting. No wonder there are so many perverts commiting these appalling crimes when they know the sentence will be so lenient. Hypocritical in the wake of jimmy Saville and friends. It's about time we woke up and started protecting our children and not these dirty perverts that cant be cured.[/p][/quote]Have you checked the CPS sentencing guidelines to see if this sentence falls within them? If you think the guidelines are wrong then you need to start a campaign to get them changed. And I am not sure there are "so many perverts commiting these appalling crimes" - it is not that common, but it always gets a lot of media coverage when it does occur. Adrian XX
  • Score: -1

12:04am Fri 27 Jun 14

stevobath says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
Disgusting. No wonder there are so many perverts commiting these appalling crimes when they know the sentence will be so lenient. Hypocritical in the wake of jimmy Saville and friends. It's about time we woke up and started protecting our children and not these dirty perverts that cant be cured.
I don't think these bastards do these things with the thought of 'I won't get too long in jail' or whatever.They're driven by their base instincts & 'in the moment' they probably have no thought with regards to getting caught.

Even on the Rule 43's he'll probably get a slap. I hope it's a good one that leaves a permanent reminder.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Disgusting. No wonder there are so many perverts commiting these appalling crimes when they know the sentence will be so lenient. Hypocritical in the wake of jimmy Saville and friends. It's about time we woke up and started protecting our children and not these dirty perverts that cant be cured.[/p][/quote]I don't think these bastards do these things with the thought of 'I won't get too long in jail' or whatever.They're driven by their base instincts & 'in the moment' they probably have no thought with regards to getting caught. Even on the Rule 43's he'll probably get a slap. I hope it's a good one that leaves a permanent reminder. stevobath
  • Score: 1

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