Judge Mental!: Judge Graham Hume Jones

Judge Graham Hume Jones is now a two time recipient of The Needle’s ‘Judge Mental’ Award. 

This time Judge Graham Hume Jones gets the award for giving Callum Evans, an already convicted paedophile and the same man he’s let off twice before, one “last chance” to avoid jail.

Last July I wrote:

Two years ago Judge Graham Hume Jones sentenced Callum Evans, now 21 after he admitted six charges of making an indecent image of a child, five charges of causing or inciting a child to take part in pornography and two charges of sexual activity with a child. At that time Judge Graham Hume Jones said that banning him from Facebook would be excessive and isolate him the “social traffic” of his peers.

But less than two years later Judge Graham Hume Jones has been confronted with his own incompetence. At Taunton Crown Court in Somerset he heard how Callum Evans returned to Facebook within weeks of walking free from his court to find yet more victims. Posing as a girl variously named ‘Georgina’, ‘Georgia’, ‘Georgie’ and ‘Jade’, he tried to groom 13 boys and one girl aged between 13 and 15 in 12 months, tricking them into sending pornographic photos of themselves.

Callum Evans was found in possession of 648 sexually explicit images of children with a handful in the serious grade four category.

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So this is the third time this judge has let this same paedophile off !

What the bloody hell is going on ?!

Judge Graham Hume Jones

Judge Graham Hume Jones

And now from today:

A convicted paedophile from Somerset who continued to abuse children even while under supervision has been given a “last chance” to avoid jail.

Callum Evans, 21, who had pleaded guilty to 40 child-related sex charges, was told by a Bristol Crown Court judge that he was close to a prison sentence.

But Judge Graham Hume Jones said he wanted to ensure Evans was kept under supervision for as long as possible.

He has been placed under a community order for three years.

BBC News

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15 responses to “Judge Mental!: Judge Graham Hume Jones

  1. Pingback: Letter To The Attorney General Regarding The Case Of Callum Evans. | theneedleblog

  2. IWTT

    Please copy and send to correspondence@attorneygeneral.gsi.gov.uk

    Dear Sir,

    I am writing with regard to the sentence given to Callum Evans on 16th January 2014.

    He has been placed under a community order for three years, which does not reflect the severity of his misdemeanors, nor does it take into account the fact that Callum Evans is already a serial child abuser.

    Whilst this is the 3rd time that Callum Evans has been brought before the court, he somehow manages to be tried by the same judge (Judge Graham Hume Jones).

    Callum Evans lives in The Glebe in Queen Camel, near Yeovil.

    He has previously pleaded guilty to inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, making indecent photographs of a child and inciting a child to engage in prostitution or pornography

    Six further charges relating to child sex offences have been ordered to lie on file.

    Evans was already on a three-year community order, after being spared prison in 2011 having admitted a string of sex charges. It would appear that the sex offenders programme is not working for this paedophile and it is important that he is given a custodial sentence as soon as possible so that he is not allowed to abuse any more children/young people.

    I ask that you review this latest sentencing and consider whether it is unduly lenient.

    Please let me know your decision as soon as possible.

    Yours sincerely,

  3. I think look at the facts. There isn’t a cure for paedophilia, so every kid out there is in extreme danger. You wouldn’t let a lion out of a cage and not expect it to attack anyone.

    I’ve lost count of the times I have asked the PM on facebook and twitter how he justifies letting these low life, evil, sexual deviants out of jail, to get at even more kids, when he knows there is no cure, but he won’t answer the question.

    I’ve been reading so many sickening articles, where paedophiles have been found guilty, but not sent to jail, it makes me want to vomit. Hoping every one of these Judges are being looked into, but I won’t hold my breath on that one.

    Until the government face facts, like the traumatised, defenceless kids out there have had to do, the victims won’t get justice.

    Over to our government for the first time in history to put CHILDREN FIRST. The perverts have had their time, give the kids a childhood they want to remember and a PM that the national can be proud of.

    Over to you, David Cameron PM. What’s it going to be?

  4. Contact the attorney general.

  5. Sabre

    Judges such as this one sorely try the patience of the long suffering public.
    This sort of sentencing policy leads to an inevitable and understandable cry for the death penalty etc.
    Judges have to start protecting the public by permanently detaining these people, the perpetrators of this type of offence will be extremely likely to re-offend and the crimes committed are often more serious as time progresses.
    So called ‘minor offences’ of this nature should result in permanent detention.

    • Perhaps the judge knows something of the offenders background that has not been made available to the public. The offender is young I’m wondering if there is something that some might feel that mitigates his crimes.

      There’s no excuse and imo the judge is wrong the offender whatever his past is showing that he is a paedophile and an ongoing risk to children

  6. LJMT

    For some reason we can only speculate about it appears that the Judge has identified too closely with the plaintiff and too little with the poor little victims.

    I can think of about a dozen reasons why that might be so, and we probably can all think of the same possible causes, but for the moment with no evidence as to which of those or what collection of those is operating we don’t know what is the block here.

    I am sure the Attorney General will act here. There seems no problem there at any rate and cases are regularly swiftly referred.

  7. It would be interesting to know if the good judge has treated any other paedophile in the same lenient way and if he has how many.

  8. green

    “last year Judge Hume Jones deferred sentencing so he could complete a sex offenders programme”
    Does this mean sex offenders can’t always complete these programmes while in rison? Apparently it may do:
    “Sex offenders at a Nottinghamshire prison are waiting up to two years for treatment because of “inadequate” funding, a prison watchdog says.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-24723605
    “A surprise inspection at a prison where a third of inmates are sex offenders finds that no treatment programme was being offered.”
    http://news.sky.com/story/1078753/moorland-prisons-sex-offender-policy-slammed
    “The Core SOTP is the main programme for medium and high risk sex offenders in prison.”

    Click to access what_works_-_sex_offender_treatment%5B1%5D.pdf

  9. OyiaBrown

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

  10. Are Judges like this being ‘looked into’ and if not, why not.

    • I’ve contact Avon and Somerset police and asked for a statement.

    • Andy Barnett

      From the website of the Attorney General’s Office:
      “If a sentence given in a Crown Court appears to be very low, or unduly lenient, anyone can ask the Attorney General to examine the sentence, within 28 days of sentencing.
      The Attorney or Solicitor General may then ask the Court of Appeal to look at the sentence. The court may decide to keep the sentence the same, increase it, or issue guidance for future cases.”

      For contact details see http://www.gov.uk/ago