Fish pond sex beast jailed

Convicted - Wayne Finch.
Convicted - Wayne Finch.

A SEX beast who preyed on young girls at a secluded fishing pond has been banged up for the public’s protection.

Detectives have today issued an urgent plea for other victims of Wayne Finch’s to come forward, believing the dangerous paedophile could have molested a series of young girls in the Conisbrough area.

A judge has now ruled that the convicted sex offender, previously jailed for sex attacks on girls, including one at knifepoint, will not be released from jail until he is no longer deemed as a danger to society.

Finch, 47, found himself in the dock at Doncaster Crown Court after he befriended and sexually assaulted two girls, aged nine and ten, at Burcroft Fishing Pond, off Low Road, Conisbrough. He also possessed extreme indecent images and videos of children, some not much older than babies.

Locking him up judge Jacqueline Davies said: “In my opinion you pose a significant risk to the public. You are a dangerous man.”

Doncaster Crown Court heard that between July 1 and August 15, 2011, Finch befriended a ten-year-old girl at the fishing ponds. He took advantage of her, indecently exposing himself on several occasions.

The pervert offered to pay the girl £10 if he could touch her breasts, said Tina Dempster prosecuting.

That September he inappropriately touched a nine-year-girl, who he had fished with. The court heard he performed sex acts in front of her and had bought her sweets. His victims bravely told they had been assaulted and Finch was arrested. When his home in Ash Dale Road, Warmsworth, was searched police found 2,837 indecent photos and 159 video clips, at all levels including nine at level five - the most serious.

He pleaded guilty to inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, sexual assault of a child under 13 and five counts of possessing indecent images.

The court heard that Finch was jailed for six years in 1998 a string of indecent assaults on children aged under 14, one of which involved him abusing a girl at knifepoint.

James Shepherd, for Finch said: “He clearly needs to be detained but he is not a multiple and repeat offender and the risk he presents could be contained.” Judge Davies ordered that finch must serve a minimum of 33 months before he is considered for parole.

Speaking after the case Det Con Julie Ward said: “Finch gained the trust of two young girls by befriending them, but then took complete advantage of that trust by subjecting them both to sexual assaults on more than one occasion and committing sexual acts in their presence.

“We were able to locate and arrest Finch and prevent him from committing any further offences against young girls due to the early disclosure of the incidents.

“However, we believe there may be more young girls who could have been approached by Finch and I would encourage anyone who has any information, to please report the incident by contacting the police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident A/87801/2011.