Cornwall news The paedophiles and menaces jailed in July at Truro Crown Court UK news

MetiNews.Com - Jury trials are now back underway at Truro Crown Court

Cornwall news The paedophiles and menaces jailed in July at Truro Crown Court UK news

MetiNews.Com - Jury trials are now back underway at Truro Crown Court

Cornwall news  The paedophiles and menaces jailed in July at Truro Crown Court UK news
02 August 2020 - 04:08

Breaking News ! It's been a long time coming but jury trials are once again being held at Truro Crown Court following the easing of social distancing measures. They aren't jury trials as we know them however, with jury members being dotted around the court to comply with Government guidelines. Even before the resumption of trials there were still other cases being heard at the court, which included a number of serious offences that resulted in jail sentences. Here's who's been jailed at Truro Crown Court during July... Joshua Barnes Joshua Barnes A young offender spat at his partner before biting twice her on the face - all as she held one of their children. Joshua Barnes, who first started offending aged 11, launched the ferocious attack on the mother of his children at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe last month. Barnes, 19, of no fixed abode, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having already pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Prosecuting the case, Jennifer Grehan, described how Barnes and the victim were living at the holiday park with their two daughters. As the victim tried to intervene in a dispute between Barnes and another man, he turned on her calling her a ‘f*cking tramp’, grabbing her, pulling her, spitting in her face and eventually sinking his teeth into her. The vulnerable victim was holding the couple’s one-year-old daughter with their other young child at her feet the whole time. The attack was filmed by security staff on their mobile phones. The court heard how Barnes was in the dock at Truro Crown Court last year when he received a community order for a knife-related incident that took place in Falmouth. Sentencing Barnes, Judge Simon Carr said: “This offence was caught on a series of videos on a camera held by a security guard at the camp site and shows a sustained and brutal attack on your then partner. “What makes it all the more chilling was that at the time she was holding your one-year-old child and your two-year-old child was wandering nearby and witnessed everything. “You were aggressive verbally and physically to her and those who tried to protect her. You didn’t just pull and push her, you deliberately spat in her face and then on at least two occasions took her and bit her on the face. “At the time of this offence you were subject of a community order for another act of violence.” Judge Carr sentenced Barnes to a year in a young offenders’ institute and made him subject of a five year restraining order barring him from contacting the victim. Read More Related Articles You can get our best stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Cornwall Live has a free app and here's how to download it Gerrard Morrissey Police praised the courage of two victims after an offender was sentenced to three years in prison. Gerrard Morrissey, 48, from Falmouth, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to robbery and theft. A police spokesman said: “After an initial investigation into an assault and robbery on an elderly male in St Austell, officers were able to identify a second victim of the same suspect whose crime had gone unreported. Whilst pretending to help an elderly female with her walking frame the offender stole her purse. “The bravery and support of the victims was instrumental in this case and we thank them for that. Standing up in court and giving evidence against an offender is not to be underestimated as an easy thing to do.” Kevin Lown Kevin Lown An alcoholic who has lived on the street for several years was banged up by a judge who told him he “simply cannot be helped”. Kevin Lown, 46, was given a chance by a crown court judge in January this year, after his drunken behaviour just before Christmas put him in breach of both a criminal behaviour order (CBO) and a suspended prison sentence. Lown, most recently of Pengegon, Camborne, was given a 15-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, in September last year after making threats with a knife. Three months later, on December 21, Lown was found to be drunk in Penzance town centre, where he was banned from going under the CBO. Felicity Payne, for the prosecution, told Truro Crown Court how Lown was heavily intoxicated, mumbling, swaying on his feet and generally causing problems. When paramedics arrived, Lown was hostile towards both them and others. He was shouting obscenities and also accidentally urinated on the floor after being given a pot to urinate in by the medics. When Lown appeared at Truro Crown Court in January, Judge Robert Linford gave Lown a chance, instead of sending him to prison for breaching both the CBO and the 15-month suspended sentence. He deferred sentence to July 9, telling him that he would not go to prison if he behaved himself. Cornwall Courts latest Men threatened family with machete Teen bit partner in front of kids Judge jails lost cause Holiday-maker touched child But just three days before the sentencing hearing, on July 6, Lown blew his chance. Firstly, he was spotted by police officers carrying open containers of alcohol in the street in Camborne, which he was prohibited from doing.

. Both incidents again put him in breach of the CBO and were committed during the period of the suspended sentence. Inside the Tesco store, Lown asked customers to buy him food, before being asked to move away from the store entrance by the guard. Lown’s demeanour then changed; he told the guard that he would “knock your f***ing teeth out” and “kill you”. The guard phoned the police, and while he was walking through the store, Lown followed him inside and swung a punch in the guard’s direction. As Lown turned to leave the store, he kicked the doors. Lown was arrested at the scene, and charged with common assault. Ms Payne told the court that Lown has 30 previous convictions for 53 offences. Sentencing Lown to a total of 12 months in prison for all offences, Judge Linford told Lown: “I optimistically came to the conclusion in January that perhaps you were worth one more go. “I said it was to be your last chance. You continued to comply over the following few months until a few days ago when you again breached that criminal behaviour order on two occasions and followed that up by striking someone. “You are a person who simply cannot be helped. I have tried, and I have failed.” Joseph Butler Joseph Butler A holiday-maker was sent to prison for the sexual touching of an 11-year-old girl in Cornwall. Joseph Butler, 53, also filmed his abuse of the girl while staying in Perranporth in July 2019. Butler, formerly of the Shetland Islands but most recently from Wigan, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to assault of a girl under 13 by touching and seven making indecent images of children charges. Prosecuting the case, Jason Beal described how Butler was in holiday in Perranporth at the time and staying in a holiday cottage. During his holiday Butler put his hand up the top of a young girl and squeezed her breast area, as well as undoing her shorts and putting his hand outside her underwear but near to her vagina. During police interview, Butler at first denied having a sexual interest in children but later retracted and conceded he must have had such an interest to carry out the act. When his phone was examined, Butler was found to be in possession of a 90-second video of his abuse of the girl, as well as a number of other images of children around the same age. In total Butler had three category A images (including a young girl being raped), five category B images and eight category C. In a victim impact statement, the victim described being affected physically and mentally by the abuse and no longer being able to be in the same room as a male without feeling uncomfortable. She adds that the abuse has changed her whole life and that she constantly goes over it in her head, reducing her to tears. Sentencing Butler, Judge Robert Linford described the offending as “absolutely horrendous” and despite Butler’s mitigation, the fact he has sought help and the effect of Covid-19 within prison, only an immediate custodial sentence was appropriate. Butler was jailed for three years and must sign the sex offenders’ register for life. Gary McStein A paedophile who "ripped a woman’s childhood apart because of his selfish desire for sexual gratification" was sent to prison. Gary McStein, 58, abused the girl aged under 13 more than 20 years ago by touching her genitals, often pleasuring himself at the same time. McStein was said to have lived a nomadic existence travelling in horse-drawn wagons along with his family, spending time at various locations across the UK as well as in France and Spain. McStein, most recently of Wendron near Helston, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to 11 indecent assaults. Prosecuting the case, Jason Beal said that McStein was under the influence of cannabis at the time of the abuse. In a victim impact statement read to the court, the victim, now an adult, describes no longer trusting men and having five failed relationships due to the abuse. Mr Beal said: “She believes she is a single parent because of the abuse and envies friends who are supported by a family unit.” The victim was also said to suffer from nightmares and bouts of anxiety. Sentencing McStein, Judge Robert Linford said: “Your behaviour destroyed the victim’s entitlement to be happy. Her childhood was ripped apart by your selfish desire for sexual gratification and she still continues to suffer. “She had to deal with what you did while you just got on with your life.” McStein was sentenced to six years in prison and made subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

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