Judge jails ‘prolific and predatory paedophile’ from Hove

Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 10:13 pm

A judge has jailed a Hove man described as “a prolific and predatory paedophile” for going into a leisure centre where there were children.

Mark Jenks, also known as Mark Brown, had previously been jailed for trying to lure two 14-year-old girls into a sauna at the same leisure centre.

On each occasion he was in breach of a court order and this time he was sent to prison for a total of five and a half years for a series of offences.

His sentence included two years for breaching a sexual offences prevention order at the Sovereign Leisure Centre in Eastbourne. The order was made at Bournemouth Crown Court in 2009.

Jenks, 63, of Brunswick Terrace, Hove, was jailed by Judge Charles Kemp at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (26 April).

The court was told that he breached the sexual offences prevention order eight days before Christmas.

He was also caught using a mobile phone at the wheel of a DFSK Loadhopper in Glynde in January when Sussex Police also found that he had cannabis with intent to supply.

Jenks had been growing the class B drug and abstracting – or stealing – electricity at his seafront flat in Hove.

On Monday he was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

Jenks has more than 20 convictions for sex offences involving children – boys and girls – dating back to the 1970s.

His previous offences include gross indecency with a young girl in the sauna at Southwick Leisure Centre in 1997. He was convicted of sex offences involving two young girls and, in the same year, indecently assaulting a boy and a girl on the beach at Southwick. He was jailed for two and six years respectively.

Less than a year after he came out of prison in 2002 he was arrested for flashing at a couple of 13-year-olds at Camber Sands, near Hastings.

Under the terms of an order made in 2004 he was banned from every swimming pool and leisure centre in the country. He was told that he couldn’t have any contact with anyone under 18 without police approval.

Two years later at Hove Crown Court Judge Anthony Niblett jailed Jenks for three years for trying to lure the two girls into the sauna at the Sovereign Leisure Centre in Eastbourne.

Judge Niblett told Jenks: “You are a prolific and predatory paedophile … I have no doubt that you are a continuing danger to children.”

  1. Gillian Leavey Reply

    This is a joke, 5 years for a reoffending prolific sex maniac???????
    How can this judge sentence a first time offender for burglary to 12 years?
    Do they just make these sentences up depending on what mood they are in. It criminal in itself.
    A travesty of justice.

  2. AW Reply

    Professor Tromovitch and the psychologist Bruce Rind (of Temple University) in 1998 published an article based on a peer-reviewed meta-analysis of 59 studies which used the self-reported experiences of child sexual contact with adults by 35,703 college students. A substantial majority of the people in this study did not report any harmful effects of (non-coercive) sexual experiences (as opposed to victims of coercion), and a substantial minority even stated these intergenerational sexual contacts and relationships had a positive effect on their life. This article was published in the Psychological Bulletin, the prestigious, official journal of the American Psychological Association (APA).

    Predictably, this caused a storm in the mass media and in the political elite. Apparently for the first time in US history, both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate condemned this scientific paper and threatened to withdraw funding from the APA, so the APA apologised for publishing it. 12 past and present presidents of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex sharply protested against the APA’s response to the public and political pressure surrounding the study, stating that it “cast a chill on all such research”. The American Association for the Advancement of Science refused APA’s request to review the study, stating they saw “no reason to second-guess the process of peer review used by the APA journal in its decision to publish” and that they “saw no clear evidence of improper application of methodology or other questionable practices on the part of the article’s authors”.

    More recently, the Harvard lecturer Susan Clancy came to the similar conclusions in her book “The Trauma Myth”. In the 1970s and 1980s, Donald West, Professor of Criminology from the University of Cambridge, advocated the abolition of the age of consent in scholarly books. See also Professor Richard Green’s article (he is a psychiatrist from Cambridge University and UCL) “Is Paedophilia a Mental Disorder”.

    In the words of Karin Freimond (“Navigating the Stigma of Pedophilia:
    The Experiences of
    Nine Minor-Attracted Men in Canada”, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Frasier University, 2013): “Many adults who are attracted to minors experience intense suffering as a result of contemporary attitudes about them and current methods of relating to them. Even when no crimes have taken place and no sexual interaction with people below the age of consent has occurred, people who are sexually interested in children and adolescents encounter incredible stigma. They experience fear about the possibility of their desires becoming known to others, and they cope with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. These individuals are often completely alone in dealing with their feelings, as they may be too worried about the negative consequences that could arise from talking to loved ones. Further, they may feel restricted in seeking help from therapists, as mandatory reporting laws in many jurisdictions require counsellors to report their clients to the police if they express sexual interest in children. If the nature of their sexuality is revealed, these people are at risk of experiencing physical violence, losing relationships with their friends and families, being fired from their jobs, and encountering financial destitution. The situation facing this population is troubling, and researchers argue that a new, more compassionate approach is needed in order to help people who are attracted to children lead more positive lives (see Cantor, 2012; Goode, 2010).”

    Much more pleasurable to dehumanise all the paedos regardless of their behaviour, to cage them or drive them to suicide.

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