Melbourn paedophile sentenced after admitting further crimes

17:19 12 March 2012

Aaron Collis

Aaron Collis

Archant

A PAEDOPHILE convicted of sex offences against children in 2009 has been given a fresh five year prison sentence after admitting further crimes.

Aaron Collis, formerly of Melbourn, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today (Monday) after pleading guilty to charges relating to 12 offences, between 2002 and 2009, against four girls aged between three and eight.

He also asked for further offences to be taken into consideration against another 13 children, four boys and nine girls, between 2001 and 2009.

He was already serving an indeterminate sentence with a minimum of five years which was imposed in October 2009 and today he was given another five-year indeterminate jail term.

Collis will not be released until he is no longer deemed a risk to the public.

In 2009, he admitted 11 offences relating to five girls, including one aged 18 months, and was placed on the sex offenders register for life and made the subject of a sex offenders prevention order for an indeterminate period.

However, following his incarceration, Collis admitted the further 12 offences: nine sexual assaults, one indecent assault and two counts of taking indecent photographs.

He also asked for another indecent assault and four sexual assaults to be taken into consideration.

DC Jo Crisall said: “We now know of 22 victims and the fresh sentence Collis has now received reflects the gravity of his offences.

“His crimes have caused trauma and lasting consequences for his victims and their families and I hope they are able to find some crumbs of comfort by the fact that justice has been done.”

Collis first came to police attention after he loaned a video camera to a neighbour. On it was footage of one of the offences.

0 comments

15:01
An artist's impression of what the new rectory would look like.

A new rectory is vital for the village of Ashwell, according to members of St Mary’s Church.

09:02
Maureen and Robert Coston

The post office in Ashwell will close at the end of next month owners have confirmed.

05:05
Firefighters Michael Miller and Jess Wornham died in the Harrow Court tower block tragedy in 2004

Firefighters will pause in reflective thought at 11am tomorrow, Monday, in memory of two colleagues who lost their lives in the Harrow Court tower block tragedy 10 years ago.

Fri, 16:03
Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner David Lloyd has said a proposed council tax freeze won't affect recruitment.

Herts’ police and crime commissioner has said a proposed freeze in the force’s council tax precept won’t affect a recruitment drive.

”North

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition