Indefinite jail term for violent sex offender

01/10/2010

Kyle John has been handed an indefinite sentence by the Crown Court, Merthyr today for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and assault by penetration.

The court heard that Kyle John's teenage victim was subjected to a brutal, physically and sexually degrading attack which left her unconscious and with a broken back. An imprint from the defendant's shoe was also visible on her forehead.

Catrin Evans, Senior District Crown Prosecutor for CPS South Wales, said: "This was a sustained and extremely brutal attack hospitalising the victim with severe injuries and is among the worst police, CPS prosecutors and medical staff have ever seen. 

"The victim has been at the heart of this prosecution and we are glad that justice has been done and Kyle John is now in prison.  Our thoughts remain with the victim and her family at this very difficult time."

Kyle John will serve a minimum of five years in prison before being eligible to apply for parole. Judge Curran stated that any future parole hearing will have access to a  report on the sheer brutality of the attack