“High risk” pedophile who abused babies dies in prison custody less than a year into his 17 years sentence

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  • November 8, 2019
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A pedophile who was described as posing extremely high risk to children was found dead, he died while in prison custody.

Jared Perry 32, was known for abusing babies under six months old.

He was locked up in January following his 17 year-sentence in Bridgend, South Wales.

Wales Online reported he had tried to take his own life and later died in hospital.

Ian Coles, deputy director of HMP Parc, said: ‘On November 3 2019, Mr Perry passed away in hospital. ‘As with all deaths in custody, this will be investigated by the Prison and Probation Ombudsman.’

Perry, who abused both boys and girls, pleaded guilty to a string of indecent assaults.

He had previously handed himself into a police station and confessed what he had done over the course of seven interviews.

Swansea Crown Court heard he was brought up in a strict religious environment and began watching porn from an early age, becoming ‘addicted’.

At first he watched adult pornography but then progressed to abuse images of young children.

He also began to use drugs and was described as a ‘controlling and manipulative’ individual. Perry, of Llanilar, Aberystwyth, admitted 10 counts of indecent assault and sexual assault on a child under 13.

Sentencing, the judge told him: ‘I believe without a doubt you present an extremely high risk of sexually assaulting children in the future.’

An inquest into Jared Perry’s death was opened on November 6 and it is next listed for May 15 next year for a pre-inquest review.

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has begun an investigation into his death and a report will be published at the end of the inquest. The PPO carries out independent investigations into deaths in custody.

The purpose of these investigations is to understand what happened, to correct injustices and to identify learning for the organisations.

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