The Supreme Court in Madrid has dismissed an appeal over a long jail term handed out to a British paedophile who sexually abused two children of undeclared nationality at his Orihuela Costa home back in 2013.
The unnamed man went before Alicante Provincial Court last June and was found guilty of two sex abuse charges on children aged 11 and 12, as well as the crimes of sexual provocation and possessing child pornography.
The British national was handed down a 23-year-and-nine-month jail sentence in 2017, with the Supreme Court rejecting the call for a reduction, saying that it was founded on “absolute solid proof” that he was guilty of the charges.
The man was arrested by the National Police in March 2014 on computer pornography charges, where they confiscated obscene material involving one of the victims, and countless other internet files that the British national shared with other internet users.
The paedophile made contact with an 11-year-old boy back in August 2013 when he saw him outside his house, and he invited him in to help work in his garden.
The pervert groomed and gained the boy’s trust by paying him money and making him gifts of computer games and a remote-controlled car, before moving on to a series of sexual assaults, which he paid up to 10 euros per time.
The abuse happened ten times through to March 2014, and the paedophile produced pornographic material involving another man who also abused the boy. That particular abuser has never been found.
Doctors eventually noticed the abuse the child suffered on a visit to Torrevieja Hospital in March 2014, and they alerted the authorities.
It also emerged that the boy had a 12-year-old friend who was also mistreated by the paedophile on at least four occasions, after he used the same methods to build up his trust.
The first section of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court has now dismissed the appeal of the convict because he believes that the sentence is based on “proof of solid and plural charge”, among other arguments.