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Twisted pervert Gerard Kendrick, who had a nappy fetish, raped and molested six children over two decades

Gerard Kendrick, 32, of Barmouth Way, Vauxhall

Gerard Kendrick, 32, of Barmouth Way, Vauxhall

A serial rapist with a nappy fetish was caught after taking horrific photos of a victim and sending them to another paedophile.

Gerard Kendrick raped and molested six children over two decades – beginning when he himself was aged just 10-years-old.

The twisted pervert, 32, forced little boys and girls to wear nappies while carrying out sickening attacks on traumatised victims.

But his disturbing crimes only came to light last year, after police seized indecent images from a known sex offender in Blackburn.

Using GPS technology, officers discovered some of the photographs were created at Kendrick’s Barmouth Way, Vauxhall home.

They later found the stash included pictures Kendrick took of him raping a little boy, who he made wear a nappy, in 2017 and 2018.

When he was arrested over the find last year, five more victims – now adults – came forward to report he had also ruined their lives.

Kendrick was today jailed for 18 years, with an extended six years on licence, for the “disgraceful catalogue of sexual offending”.

Judge Robert Warnock said: “You have stolen the innocence and enjoyment of their childhood and scarred and impaired their adult life.”

Liverpool Crown Court heard police recovered hundreds of indecent images from the computer of convicted paedophile Trevor Howard.

The 60-year-old, of no fixed address but formerly of Whalley Old Road, Blackburn, was jailed for 18 months in November last year.

Arthur Gibson, prosecuting, said: “As part of the development of investigatory techniques in relation to the production and distribution of indecent images of children, the police are now able to subject recovered images to a programme, which is capable of revealing a GPS location, and date and time when a particular image was created.”

How he was caught

The innovative software identified that images had been sent from GPS locations in Liverpool, including Stanley Dock and Kendrick’s nearby home.

Merseyside Police examined his Facebook account, which led them to contact a couple, whose child they believed had been abused and pictured.
They visited the pair, who confirmed it was their child and said they recognised Kendrick’s bathroom in one picture, which led to his house being raided.

Share a ‘nappy fetish’

Kendrick arrived home mid-search and claimed: “I may have took one or two photos when he was in a nappy, but I didn’t know it was wrong.

“I know my computer was hacked and I had to wipe it clean.”

Mr Gibson said: “The relevance of the nappy is that Howard and the defendant share an interest in a nappy fetish, and a large number of the indecent images involved children in nappies.”

They recovered 3,416 indecent images, including 668 Category A pictures – the most serious category – from Kendrick’s computer.

Mr Gibson said Kendrick, who also had revolting extreme porn, must have distributed the pictures of the boy directly or indirectly to Howard via a third party of sharing site.

The court heard his five other victims were aged between six and 12 when Kendrick, then aged between 10 and 21, abused them in the 1990s and 2000s.

One boy recalled how Kendrick had once been violent, dragged him around and thrown him against a bed, before raping him.

A girl said he pushed her onto a bed, held her arms and covered her mouth when molesting her, hit and threatened her, and repeatedly attempted to rape her.

Mr Gibson said: “On occasions the defendant’s nappy fetish came to the fore – he would make her wear a nappy and walk around the room.”

A second girl told police he asked her to play the game of “being the baby”, made her lie on a bed, undressed and abused her.

Kendrick molested a third girl while another boy was present, making the boy face the wall, before he abused the boy while she faced the wall.

Tears in court

He admitted 16 sexual offences including rape, attempted rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, and making and distributing indecent photos of children.

Victims and their supporters sitting in the public gallery cried as the abuse was described, with one upset man leaving the courtroom.

Some observers snorted in derision when it was said Kendrick – sitting stone-faced and staring straight ahead – claimed to be sorry.

Michael O’Brien, defending, said: “The defendant understands that there is very little that can be said on his behalf.

“He maintains the account that he gave to the author of the pre-sentence report, namely that he is disgusted by what he’s done, and maintains his desire to apologise to his victims for the harm and distress, and take advantage of any treatment programmes that may be offered to him.”

Judge Warnock said Kendrick’s “sexual abuse and degradation” of his victims represented “a disgraceful catalogue of sexual offending”.

He said: “You sexually abused your victims and downloaded indecent images entirely for your own selfish and sexual enjoyment.

“You did not have any consideration whatsoever for the welfare or innocence of these children.

“Unwilling” to address what he had done.

“It seems that you regarded them as objects available to satiate your own fetishes and perversions.”

A psychologist found Kendrick – who claimed he too was a victim of sexual abuse – was “unwilling and unable” to address what he had done.

The doctor concluded he was “an active participant in a sexual fetish”, while a probation officer found he had “little or no insight” into his crimes.

“Dangerous offender”

Judge Warnock said: “I am unsure as to the genuineness of the remorse expressed.”

He said Kendrick was a high risk of sexual harm to children and a “dangerous offender”, who must sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

This type of extended sentence means the paedophile will spend at least two thirds of the custodial term – 12 years – behind bars.

He will only be freed before the end of the 18 years if a parole board decides it is safe and will be on licence until he is 56.

Speaking after the hearing, Detective Sergeant Richie Shillito, who investigated the incident, said: “Gerard Kendrick subjected his six victims to vicious and violent sexual assaults for his own sexual gratification.

“I would like to praise the bravery and courage of the victims for the strength they have shown in speaking to us about the ordeal they were put through by Kendrick.

Victims praised

“Their support of our investigation has led to a dangerous sexual predator being sent to jail for a long period of time, and to other children being protected from him.

“The victims and their families were supported by specially trained officers from Merseyside Polices Unity Team during the course of the investigation and court process.

“Merseyside Police will always listen to victims of sexual violence, whether it is recent or not, and whatever the circumstances. We will treat all victims with sensitivity, compassion and as individuals with individual needs.

“There is a great deal of support and advice out there and we can put measures in place to help victims from the point they make a report to the police right through to the court hearing.

“I would urge anyone who has been sexually assaulted or raped to find it within themselves to tell someone what has happened to them so that they do not continue to suffer in silence.

Liverpool Echo

The judge told Kendrick he had abused his victims for his "own selfish and sexual enjoyment"

The judge told Kendrick he had abused his victims for his “own selfish and sexual enjoyment”

A “dangerous predator” who raped two young boys and sexually abused four other children has been jailed for 18 years.

Gerard Kendrick, of Vauxhall, was sentenced to a further six years on licence after pleading guilty to 16 sex offences at Liverpool Crown Court.

The 32-year-old abused three boys and three girls, aged between six and 12, over two decades.

His first offence was committed when he was 10 years old.

Detectives were led to Kendrick when they found a large number of indecent images of children on the computer of a known sex offender in Lancashire.

They used technology to establish that the photos, which included images of one of the rape victims, had been taken at Kendrick’s home and distributed via the internet.

‘Fetishes and perversions’

The rape of a six-year-old boy took place in the last two years, the court heard.

Judge Robert Warnock told Kendrick he had abused his victims for his “own selfish and sexual enjoyment”.

“You did not have any consideration whatsoever for the welfare or innocence of those children. It seems that you regarded them as objects available to satiate your own fetishes and perversions,” he added.

Det Sgt Richie Shillito from Merseyside Police said: “Gerard Kendrick subjected his six victims to vicious and violent sexual assaults for his own sexual gratification.”

He praised the “bravery and courage” of the victims that “led to a dangerous sexual predator being sent to jail”.

Kendrick, who has no previous convictions, was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life. He will have to serve 12 years before being able to apply for parole.

BBC News

A Tommy Robinson supporter and convicted rapist has been jailed for 28 days for posting threatening and abusive comments about home secretary Sajid Javid.

Wayne Kirby, 49, was handed the sentence after leaving remarks on Mr Javid’s Facebook page last summer.

The Northolt man called for the Tory politician to be “hung, drawn and quartered” if anything happened to the infamous far-right activist. He also called Mr Javid “a Muslim terrorist”.

He ended his post by saying Mr Javid should “legally get ready to die boy”.

Kirby served six years after being convicted for rape in 2007, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.

Officers from London’s Metropolitan Police discovered the post had been sent from a phone and Facebook profile linked to Kirby after the home secretary’s office reported the threat.

The Tommy Robinson supporter was also found guilty of possession of cannabis, which breached his conditional discharge of a previous class B conviction.

Sentencing chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said: “The use of the word ‘boy’ was to humiliate the politician and there was clear racial and religious undertones.

“It was deliberate and hostile and this is something I take very seriously. Why should politicians and their staff work in this threatening environment? You say you didn’t mean it, it was out of character and it was idle but the trouble is that some people do put this into effect, as we have seen in the past.

“You are a loner and have no relationships and I accept it was sent on the spur of the moment.”

Kirby, who said he had been due to start a new job cleaning out wheelie bins, was fined £250 in relation to the possession of cannabis and also ordered to pay £150 in costs.

Detective Inspector Phil Grindell, from Scotland Yard’s parliamentary liaison team said: “As this investigation shows, we take all reports of crimes from MPs very seriously and we will deal robustly with incidents of harassment and abuse that are brought to our attention.

“It is not right that anyone is harassed, intimidated or obstructed because of their job, and we will fully investigate any reports of crimes against MPs or their staff and look to bring those responsible to justice.”

The Independent

Kirby pleaded guilty to rape after 14 years.

Kirby pleaded guilty to rape after 14 years.

A RAPIST has been jailed for six years for a attack on a woman 14 years ago, after he was identified through advances in forensic technology.

Wayne Kirby, 37, of Dabbs Hill, Northholt, was arrested in October 2007 after being identified through DNA samples taken at the time of the attack.

Kirby pleaded guilty to rape on October 31 at Southwark Crown Court, and was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison.

He will also have to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

On May 18, 1993, the day of the attack, Kirby climbed through the window of his victim’s ground-floor hostel room in Dove House Court, Kittiwake Road, Notholt.

The victim, who was at home looking after her sick baby, had left the window open to let in some air when she went to bed, just before midnight.

She woke up a little later, fearing there was someone in her room.

Kirby then attacked and raped her, as her six-month-old baby slept in bed next to them.

Police arrested four suspects at the time, but their DNA profiles did not match any on the National DNA Database, and they were released.

DC Lana Kettel, who led the investigation for Greenwood Police, said: “I hope this case will give other potential victims the strength to come forward and report previously unreported offences to police.

“I’d like to reassure the community that the police will prosecute offenders for offences that have remained undetected for a number of years.”

In 2002 the Sapphire Cold Case Investigation Team was set up to investigate all unsolved rape allegations reported to the Met.

Ealing Times

From 2007

A Tommy Robinson supporter branded the Home Secretary a “Muslim terrorist” and threatened to have him “hung, drawn and quarter” if anything happened to the far right leader, a court heard.

Wayne Kirby, 49, posted the comment on Sajid Javid’s Facebook page last summer threatening to kill him by the medieval death penalty technique.

The Facebook post was read out in court which stated: “You Muslim terrorist.

“If anything happens to Tommy Robinson you will die right after.

“You will be hung, drawn and quartered by the real British people under the constitution of the Magna Carta.

“Get ready to die.”

The far right supporter’s threat was picked up by the home secretary’s office manager Sophie Bolsover who reported it to the police who then raided his home in Northolt, West London.

Wearing jeans and a green jacket, Kirby appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (Mon) for sentencing.

He previously pleaded guilty to sending the racially fuelled threat to the Home Secretary on June 14 last year.

Defending, Mr Jonah Walker-Smith said Kirby’s threat was “silly and ignorant.”

He said: “Referencing to being hung, drawn and quartered under the constitution of the Magna Carta shows his ignorance and that it was a fantasy.

“It was idle and spur of the moment rather than premeditated.

“I’d think the Home Secretary is sufficiently robust.

“It was a silly comment during a moment of anger and he does show remorse.”

But Chief Magistrate, Emma Arbuthnot refuted this and said: “Why should politicians put up with this type of abuse?

“He might deny being a far right advocate but he obviously has extreme views.”

Kirby of Northolt, West London, was arrested on September 25 on suspicion of “sending an electronic communication namely a Facebook post which conveyed a threat for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety to the recipient.”

Kirby will be sentenced later.

London Economic.

A Littlehampton man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison over a series of child sex offences in Crawley.

Police said that at Lewes Crown Court, on February 16, Peter Gillett, 59, of Arundel Road, was convicted of seven counts of non-recent sexual offences in Crawley, some involving multiple occasions, against two young girls and a young boy.

Sentencing awaited the outcome of a separate trial for Gillett for possession of a stun gun found at his address when he was arrested in 2016, police said.

They added he was convicted of that offence, too, and was given a 12-month sentence to run concurrently with the sex offence sentencing.

A court-imposed reporting restriction had prohibited publication of news of the sex offence sentences until the stun gun offence had been dealt with.

Police said Gillett will be a registered sex offender for life.

He was convicted of: two counts of rape, two of indecent assault, one of multiple offences of rape and indecent assault, one of causing actual bodily harm, against a girl; one count of gross indecency and a count of child cruelty against a boy and one count of indecent assault against a girl.

He was found not guilty of a count of rape and a count of indecent assault against the first girl and one count of indecent assault against the boy, police added.

The prosecution followed an investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit.

Detective Constable Rees Hopcraft said the offences came to light in 2016 when the two female victims, then adults, contacted police ‘after learning of online postings suggesting that Gillett had committed sexual offences against the boy’.

DC Hopcraft added: “We investigated and gradually uncovered a series of offences of sexual abuse by him against all three victims when they were young and vulnerable children, over a period of years.

“All three gave evidence against him and after a long trial, during which Gillett discharged his counsel and defended himself, the jury found him guilty of the sexual offences.

“We will always take seriously and follow up such reports, regardless of how long ago the events are said to have occurred.”

Littlehampton Gazette

Gillett filmed giving a speech at the EDL demo in Coventry 2016.
https://youtu.be/bIBY1udR3ts?t=124

James Swindlehurst

James Swindlehurst



A ‘HORRIFIC’ South Yorkshire paedophile who raped two vulnerable young children after buying them sweets has been jailed for 20 years.

James Andrew Swindlehurst, 43, of Rockingham Street, Honeywell, Barnsley was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court after being found guilty of 13 non-recent counts of rape and indecent assault of a child.

Swindlehurst denied the offences against two victims that spanned a five-year period during the 1990s and 2000s.

He was found guilty by a jury following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court in October.

Detective Constable Elinor Duke, leading the investigation, said: “This man took advantage of the fact that the children were vulnerable.

“He gained their trust by building a friendship with them and making them feel ‘needed’.

“He would buy them sweets and take them out before carrying out a prolonged period of sexual abuse, telling them that there was no point telling anyone as nobody would believe them.”

The victims made a disclosure to police in April 2014 and Swindlehurst was arrested and a full investigation was carried out.

DC Duke added: “The bravery that the victims have shown in coming forward is exceptional.

“They did it with the motivation to prevent Swindlehurst hurting any other children.

“It is testament to the courage of the victims that he is now facing 20 years behind bars and I hope today’s sentencing sends a message that we will take action and catch those responsible for such horrific acts.”

Yorkshire Post