A MAN who used his mobile phone to video himself abusing a young girl has been jailed for life.
Philip Rees took photographs and recorded videos as he sexually assaulted the girl when she was under the age of 10.
The 43-year-old, of Graham Street, was given an indefinite prison term at Swindon Crown Court after a judge was told he would still pose a threat to children even when he was released.
Rees, who has a previous conviction for indecently assaulting a young girl and also had a huge collection of images of children being abused, will not be able to apply for parole until he has served four years and nine months behind bars.
Stacey Turner, prosecuting, told a sentencing hearing on Friday Rees’ victim revealed what had been going on but was vague about exactly what had taken place.
The child said Rees had taken photographs and when investigators looked at his mobile phone they found a series of indecent pictures of children stored on it.
As well as one picture and two movies featuring the victim they found another 23 indecent images of other children.
They also found a further 8,261 indecent pictures of children on his computer and other devices as well as some other pictures stored in a locked sports bag.
Miss Turner said Rees was convicted of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 in the North East of England in 1990.
On that occasion he was sentenced to a probation order but it was before the sex offender’s register was introduced so he was never placed on it.
Rees pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault and three counts of making indecent images of children.
He also admitted 13 counts of making indecent images of children and one of possession prior to March 15 and another of possession on Tuesday, March 31.
Sue Evans, defending, said Rees accepted he faced a lengthy prison term and the only mitigation was that he pleaded guilty, avoiding the need for the victim to give evidence.
Judge Douglas Field read from a pre-sentence report which said Rees had “a long standing sexual interest in pre-pubertal females which has now led to him sexually abusing two young children”.
It went on the say he posed a threat to children adding “this risk is likely to persist indefinitely”.
The judge said: “You took photographs of this on your phone which gave you, I have no doubt, added sexual gratification.
“The effect on this young girl will be long lasting and the effect on her family will be largely the same.”
As well as jailing Rees the judge disqualified him from ever working with children and ordered he register as a sex offender for life.
Sick and degenerate scumbags like Philip Rees deserve nothing less than the death penalty. However, with our liberal Justice system, it is quite possible that he will be out in five years to ruin another child's life.
This is why the National Front will be holding a Day Of Action.
Please make the effort to make this day a success.
PROTECT OUR YOUNG, HANG PAEDOPHILE SCUM