A JEHOVAH’S Witness who got sexual kicks from strangling young girls went unpunished for years – after his activities were covered up by the congregation at the Warwick church he attended.
But perverted Ian Pheasey’s past finally caught up with him when one of his victims went to the police having become concerned about him getting a job at a hospice.
The Warwick resident was jailed for five years after pleading guilty at Warwick Crown Court to assaulting one girl causing her actual bodily harm and two of indecently assaulting other girls.
The 54 year-old of Langcliffe Avenue, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life and given a sexual harm prevention order restricting his contact with children.
The offences Pheasey admitted dated back to the 1990s when he was a member of the congregation at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Woodloes area.
His first victim was attacked in the Kingdom Hall library, where Pheasey was the librarian at the time, when the seven-year-old girl went to get a book.
Prosecutor Nicholas Taplow told the court how Pheasey closed the door, and as she reached for the book, he grabbed her . . .
... The response "we despise child molesters" by the Society is truly getting more and more ridiculous everyday