Paedophile won't serve any longer in jail for further sex offences

By David Parker | 21/12/2018

Paedophile won't serve any longer in jail for further sex offences
Kieron Young

A PAEDOPHILE who groomed a teenager on Facebook and sexually abused him has been given a further jail sentence — but won’t serve any longer behind bars.

Kieron Young (27), of HMP Doncaster and formerly St Mary’s View, Greasbrough, was given a six-year jail sentence at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday (17) for grooming and sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 2009.

The offence came to light after his victim, now 22, read about Young’s previous convictions in the Rotherham Advertiser.

Young is already serving a 13-year jail sentence for multiple sexual offences committed against five victims between 2014 and 2016 and his latest jail term will run alongside his current term.

Young, who was 18 at the time of the offence, sent his victim, who was 13, a Facebook friend request and they spoke over Messenger for a few weeks, Mr Richard Sheldon, prosecuting, told the court.

Young posed as a friend and invited him to his house in Rotherham in September 2009.

“[The boy] hoped to have a relationship with him akin to having an older brother, but that wasn’t to be,” Mr Sheldon said.

“After about 20 minutes, he [the boy] was told to strip off.”

He noticed Young performing a sexual act on himself and taking pictures of him.

Young then performed a sexual act on him and asked the boy to perform one on him, but he refused, Mr Sheldon said.

He performed another sexual act on him and asked the boy if he would be his boyfriend, which he declined.

“The defendant asked [the boy] not to tell anyone what happened because he would put pictures of him online,” Mr Sheldon said.

“He feared his life would be ruined if that happened.”

Young contacted his victim again and offered to meet up with him by way of an apology.

“The defendant assured [the boy] that nothing was going to happen.” Mr Sheldon said.

“The defendant put his hand against [the boy’s] thigh and invited him to go home with him. He declined to do that.”

Young’s victim “developed a wish to kill himself” after the incident, and his behaviour changed.

“In short, the matter ruined his life,” Mr Sheldon said.

He said in a statement read to the court: “Kieron Young has ruined my life.

“He blackmailed me so I couldn’t tell anyone at the time — that’s why I tried killing myself.

“I felt like I had let my family down by not telling them.

“I lived with this on my own for eight-and-a-half years and I never forgot what happened — I did think about it every day.”

Young pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Sheffield Crown Court to two counts of sexual activity with a male child under 16 and one count of meeting a male child under 16 following sexual grooming.

Mr Mohammed Rafiq, mitgating, said: “[Young] clearly knows he has caused some pain and suffering to the complainant here and he regrets it looking back on it now.

“If he could turn the clock back, he would.” 

Sentencing, Judge Roger Thomas said Young had struggled to control his sexual activities and behaviour growing up.

“You are something of an isolated character with a complex personal make-up and it was all of this that brought me to the conclusion that you were to be regarded as dangerous, hence the extended sentence I passed upon you [ last year],” he said.

Judge Thomas said he hoped Young could take part in a re-education course for sex offenders.

Addressing the public gallery, where the victim and his family sat, Judge Thomas said: “I hope that this at last brings some sort of closure to things and you move forward in life.”


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