Two young girls sexually abused by a teenager may never get over it, a judge has said.
The now 18-year-old Nathan Mulvana turned out to both girls. He attacked the youngest as a 16- or 17-year-old sexually, as heard the Hull Crown Court.
He still denies any wrongdoing despite his convictions following a trial for release and sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13. The two victims were under the age of ten at the time.
A district judge noted that her conviction powers were insufficient to deal with Mulvana over the severity of his actions, and the case was transferred to the Crown Court, where he was jailed for 28 months on Thursday.
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Prosecutor Kirsten Mercer said in a victim's statement by one of the girls' parents that the youngest "has become more introverted and self-confident since the abuse" and "does not seem to be as happy or bubbly as before".
She was also "afraid" to go to the bathroom "for a few months," so she wet her bed. However, she "slowly regained her confidence," said the mother.
Mulvana had told the girls what he had done, was a "secret," and did not tell anyone about it. But they immediately informed their parents and other family members.
Still in rejection
Harold Bloomfield said for Mulvana, "Sure, he's still in denial, that's right, but he accepts and acknowledges that what he was convicted for is serious crimes."
Mr. Bloomfield said that Mulvana would probably not receive the same level of support for his offensive act if convicted in the community.
Judge David Tremberg said his crimes are too serious to face another immediate imprisonment.
"That was humiliating"
Mulvana, imprisoned in the Quadrant district of northern Hull, described the attack on the younger girl as a "humiliating and serious sexual assault".
Judge Tremberg told Mulvana, "Sometimes it takes years, sometimes decades, for the consequences of such abuse to be fully manifested, and these courts too often see the legacy of such abuse as some people can never move and it influences their relationships , her sexual relationships, her self-esteem.
"This is the risk you have taken with these children and it is hoped that these girls will not fall into the category of people who can not move."
What to do if you are a victim of sexual abuse?
If you were a victim of sexual abuse, you must report it to the police. It does not matter how long the crime took place a long time ago. Call the Humberside Police at 101, or call 999 in case of emergency.
You can also call these organizations for assistance.
- Domestic Violence Abuse Partnership (DAP): 01482 318759
- Hulk Rape Crisis: 01482 329 990
- Support for Hull and Distriktopfer: 01482 587666.
- Assistance to male victims – Hull City Council: 01482 613 978
- Preston Road Women's Center: 01482 790 310
- Answer: 020 7383 0700
- Safeline: helpline for women 0808 800 5008; Helpline for men 0808 800 5005
- Survivors Counseling Service: Survivor Advisor: 01482 226677
- Victim Information Service: 0808 168 9293
- Women's Aid: 01482 446 099 (local); 01482 474 133 (local childcare); 0808 200 0247 (national)
He also said to Mulvana, "It is probably fortunate for you and lucky for them that these children have actually told the responsible adults who took them seriously what you did, otherwise I can imagine that There is a risk of further infringements.
"I'm afraid this injury is so severe in my view that only immediate imprisonment is appropriate for them."
Mulvana has had to register as a sex offender for 10 years and was subjected to a prescription for the prevention of sexual injuries for the same period.
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