Paedophile who abused babies as young as six months old died in prison

A porn-addicted paedophile who was serving a 17 year extended sentence for abusing children as young as six months old has died in custody.

Jared Perry, 32, who was deemed an “extremely high risk” to children, died at Parc Prison in south Wales on November 3rd.

It is understood that Perry, who pleaded guilty to a string of indecent assaults on children before being locked up in January, had attempted to take his own life and died later in hospital.

Prisoner Jared Perry was an “extremely high risk” to children. He died at Parc Prison in south Wales on November 3rd. Right, an image of inside the Category B facility. (Getty, police handout)

Ian Coles, deputy director of HMP Parc, said: “On 3 November 2019, Mr Perry passed away in hospital.

"As with all deaths in custody, this will be investigated by the Prison and Probation Ombudsman."

Swansea Crown Court heard that Perry abused both boys and girls - some of whom were just less than six months old.

Jared Perry, 32, died at Parc Prison in south Wales on November 3rd after it is understood he "took his own life". (Police handout)

The court heard that police only found out when Perry went to a police station and asked to speak to an officer who, over the course of seven interviews, was told what he had done.

Perry, who was described as a “controlling and manipulative” person, was brought up in a strict religious environment and began watching pornography from an early age to which he later became “addicted”.

It was heard that the porn was initially adult but then progressed to images of young children.

He also began to abuse drugs.

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Perry, of Llanilar, Aberystwyth, admitted 10 counts of indecent assault and sexual assault on a child under 13.

Sending the defendant down 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 Wednesday, November 6 and it is next listed for May 15, 2020, for a pre-inquest review.

The Prisons & Probation Ombudsman has begun an investigation into his death and a report will be published at the end of the inquest.

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