A six-year-old boy repeatedly raped by a man who told him to bite the pillow while raping him in a series of shocking attacks. Now the man has been jailed for 17 years.
30-year-old pedophile John Bell subjected the terrified youngster to a series of painful sex attack that left him severely psychologically distressed.
Prosecutors told the jury that the boy had already raped by a member of his family and Bell knew this thing. But he didn’t stop to further horrific abuse.
The child became so upset and he has been tearing up his clothes and also damaging his toys.
30-year-old trained mechanic Bell from Throckley, Newcastle said that he is innocent but prosecutors proved the six counts of rape after a trial.
Locking him up at Newcastle Crown Court, Judge Edward Bindloss said: ‘During the rapes, you told him not to tell his mother about what was happening.
“(The boy) said he was scared, shocked and worried about what happened.”
“This was a course of conduct where you abused him on a regular basis.”
“You physically hurt him when you raped him and you told him to bite the pillow.”
“I’m satisfied you groomed him. You gave him sweets and took him on motorbike trips.”
“You groomed him, acting for your own sexual gratification.”
“You knew he had been raped by another male. You went on to rape him knowing he had been abused before.”
“The psychological effects of what happened to him at your hands is likely to be very harmful for a long time.”
The judge said in the court since the attacks on the boy, when he was six and seven, he has started to ‘self-harm, scratching himself to the point of bleeding’ and ‘tearing his clothes, damaging his toys’ and is receiving counseling.
He added: ‘He is isolated and didn’t want to play with other children.
‘It’s quite clear he has been deeply affected by what happened to him.’
Prosecutor Jo Kidd added: ‘There is evidence of exceptional psychological harm to him.’As well as the 17-year jail term, Bell was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.
Paul Currer, defending, said: ‘The defendant continues to deny the offenses.
‘His own upbringing was not without difficulties.
‘He has had difficulties with alcohol that very nearly killed him.
‘Being in custody has already had a dramatic effect on him.’