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Ex-police officer who led paedophile double life encouraging internet perverts to assault children is jailed | THE UNHIVED MIND

Ex-police officer who led paedophile double life encouraging internet perverts to assault children is jailed

December 23rd 2011

A ‘depraved’ former police inspector who led a double life encouraging internet paedophiles to sexually assault children was jailed today for 30 months.

Geraint Lloyd Evans, 48, was suspended and later sacked by South Wales Police after he admitted the charge against him.

The former inspector, who lived at addresses in Barry and Coychurch, Bridgend, was a highly respected officer commended for bravery.

But he was roundly condemned by a judge today who, jailing Evans, described him as having lived a ‘lie clothed in respectability’.

Evans admitted a single charge of encouraging others to sexually assault a child under 13, back in October.

He also admitted possessing 179 images of extreme pornography.

He was sentenced at Swansea Crown Court today with three others who were all guilty of an identical charge.

Evans used internet chatrooms to contact paedophiles who encouraged him, and were encouraged themselves, to carry out depraved acts.

Judge Paul Thomas accepted that neither Evans nor the other three men actually ever put their fantasies into practice.

But he said a negative side of the internet was that ‘sick-minded individuals like you four can get easily in touch and fuel and encourage each other’s depravity’.

Evans was jailed today along with Leslie Asser, 54, from Ross-on-Wye, and Wayne Barnes, 50, from Neath.

Asser received a 30-month jail term and Barnes one of 27 months.

Both had already admitted encouraging others to commit sexual assault on a child under 13.

Also present was Keith Bold, 47, formerly from Neath Abbey, who was already serving a 28-month sentence for having more than 6,000 images and 181 movie clips of child abuse on his computer.

He received an additional 18-month sentence.

The court heard today that it was a raid on his home which triggered the police investigation which finally caught Evans.

John Hipkin, prosecuting, said ‘worrying conversations’ were discovered on Bold’s home computer.

At the time the other parties were anonymous and it took months of work for police to track down who the others were.

At Swansea Crown Court, Judge Paul Thomas sentenced Evans along with co-accused Keith Bold, Leslie Asser and Wayne Barnes to jail time

Among the conversations was one between Bold and Evans in which Bold expressed a wish to have ‘young to play with’.

Evans answers: ‘My mate has some pervy mates who could oblige but only once they know you’re genuine.’

Tim Evans, for Evans, said the former inspector’s life had gone into a downward spiral after he was run down trying to arrest car thieves.

He was injured by a car a second time in the line of duty and began to suffer depression and drink ‘vast amounts’.

He said Evans ‘lost touch with reality’ and ‘now did not recognise the man who had written the disgusting messages’.

Passing sentence, Judge Thomas said: ‘You were respectable men with families but egged each other on to commit sexual acts against children.’

To Evans he added: ‘You were a man the public ought to have looked up to.’

‘I accept that you were an admirable police officer who suffered injury on more than one occasion.

‘For several years you lived a lie clothed in the respectability of a police officer and purporting to have moral superiority over others.’

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