Man jailed for sexually abusing teenage girls

09/10/2017

A 53-year-old man has today been jailed for a total of 17 and a half years for sexually assaulting eight teenage girls over an eight year period at his home in Coseley.

A jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how Kevin Giannoni was a friend of some of the victims’ families and had got to know the girls. He would invite the victims to his home where they were given alcohol and cigarettes. 

The defendant would use this opportunity to sexually abuse the victims. During these assaults, the victims rejected his sexual advances and they did not give him consent. 

On 20 September 2016, one of the victims informed their mother of the assaults and she contacted the police. Giannoni was arrested and today he has been found guilty for the following offences committed between 2008 and 2016: 

  • 8 x Sexual activity with a child
  • 1 x Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity
  • 3 x Causing a child to watch a sexual act
  • 1 x Sexual assault
  • 2 x Making indecent images of a child

 Today Giannoni has been handed a 17 and a half year prison sentence, a lifetime sexual harm prevention order and will remain on the sex offenders register for life. 

Claire Nicholls, District Crown Prosecutor with the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service’s Rape and Serious Sexual Offences unit, said: 

“Kevin Giannoni is a very dangerous and highly manipulative individual who preyed on young vulnerable teenage girls for his own sexual gratification. 

“He took advantage of the situations that the victims found themselves in and gave them alcohol and cigarettes and bought them gifts in order to carry out his crimes. 

“During these sexual assaults, the victims rejected his advances and refused to consent to his actions, yet he continued with his abuse over a period of nearly eight years. 

“I would like to praise the bravery of the victims in supporting this prosecution and their courage in helping us bring this dangerous sexual predator to justice.”