Mum hopes paedophile (60) will 'die in prison'

PUBLISHED: 07:07 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 24 May 2010

THE mother of a five-year-old girl who was sexually abused by a Cleeve paedophile 13 times said she hoped the sex attacker would die in prison after he was jailed for 19 years this week. The woman said she had hoped David Adkins would be jailed for life a

THE mother of a five-year-old girl who was sexually abused by a Cleeve paedophile 13 times said she hoped the sex attacker would die in prison after he was jailed for 19 years this week.The woman said she had hoped David Adkins would be jailed for life after being convicted of a string of offences.The 60-year-old sex attacker, formerly of Main Road, Cleeve, had also raped a 13-year-old girl in a service station hotel and had child pornography featuring a baby.He had put up ads in public loos asking to have sex with children under 16 and encouraged other people through internet chat rooms to sexually abuse children.The goat-bearded former Parcel Force worker committed the offences between 1996 and 2005.He was finally brought to justice in February after a jury unanimously convicted him of one charge of rape, 11 charges of indecent assault, two charges of indecency with a child and one charge of attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sex offence. He was also found guilty of two charges of attempted incitement to commit a sexual assault of a child and one charge of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.He admitted one charge of attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity and two charges of incitement to distribute an indecent photograph of a child as well as 15 offences of making, distributing and having indecent pictures of children.Jailing him at Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday, Recorder Mr Christopher Wilson-Smith said: "David Adkins, you are a convicted paedophile. You took pleasure in the sexual abuse of children, some of the children depicted in the material I have seen were no more than babies."Your depravity is great indeed; you had such a deep-seated interest."I concluded that you are a danger to children and this court needs to keep you away from them for a long time."You have no remorse at all. By the time you come out of prison you will be 70 years of age or more. Hopefully young girls will then be protected from you."Adkins will also be listed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.In one police interview Adkins was asked about a collection of child pornography found at his home.A police officer told the jury: "I showed him the photos. In relation to one it was a five-year-old girl who had been raped. His observation was that the girl had a smile on her face."Asked in another interview why he had scrawled ads in public loos he claimed he had been working as a police informant and reported people who abused children.Adkins, who used to sit naked at his computer in front of a webcam, said it was just cyber sex and it had been a fantasy to keep people chatting.He then complained he was being treated as the Michael Jackson of the UK and later hummed the German national anthem. Commenting after the hearing the youngest child's mother, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said: "I hope he dies in prison. I hope he will come out in a black box and even that's too good for him.

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