Swindon man jailed for sexually abusing a young girl

By Jessica Durston - 25 November 2021

Crime
  • Custody Shot - Kieron Mason

    Custody Shot - Kieron Mason

A Swindon man has been jailed for more than six years after officers discovered a phone showing images of him sexually abusing a young girl.

Kieron Michael Mason, 33, of Liden, Swindon, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to one count of making indecent images between January 2019 and December 2019, two counts of distributing indecent images between the same dates, one count of assault on a girl under 13 years old by penetration and one count of possession of indecent images.

Mason was jailed on 23 November for six years and six months for all offences, as well as being given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and being added to the sex offenders register for life.

Following intelligence received by Wiltshire Police’s Child Internet Exploitation Team of Mason making indecent images of children and uploading them online, officers visited his home address in April this year where he was arrested.

He was conveyed to Gablecross Police Station while officers remained at the address to carry out a search and seized two mobile phones.

Evidence was then found on these devices showing him sexually abusing a girl and he was further arrested in August on suspicion of child sexual offences.

Det Con Jason Walsh, of the Wiltshire Police Child Internet Exploitation Team, said: “It is the role of the Child Internet Exploitation Team to ensure young, vulnerable children are protected and safeguarded from individuals like Mason.

“This is a particularly disturbing case and the images from the phones seized show extent of the abuse the girl was subjected to at such a young age.

“We are working with children’s services to ensure that the victims are given the much-needed support and care following such a traumatic ordeal.

“We will continue to act on intelligence we receive on these abhorrent crimes and will ensure the internet is not a safe place for such content to be shared.”

More information and support for anyone concerned about someone accessing indecent images of children, or who has wider concerns about child abuse, can be found at https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/caa/child-abuse/

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