Convicted paedophile John Jones died while waiting to be released from Southampton Crown Court

John Jones died while waiting to be released from Southampton Crown Court

John Jones died while waiting to be released from Southampton Crown Court

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A PAEDOPHILE died at Southampton Crown Court while he was waiting to be released, an inquest heard.

John Jones died from a heart attack after he was given a one-year jail term for a series of vile acts on a 13-year-old boy, Southampton’s coroner was told.

Because the 76-year-old from Southampton had already spent a year in jail he was to be released on licence on July 8 last year.

But he was found dead in the cells at the London Road court complex while waiting to be sent to a rehabilitation home. He died only hours after he was sentenced.

Speaking at Southampton Coroner’s Court, coroner Keith Wiseman said he “was not a well man”.

Pathologist Dr Adnan al-Badri agreed with Mr Wiseman that his death “could have happened at any time, the day before or the day after”.

On the day of his trial, Jones, of no fixed address, admitted to asking a 13-year-old victim to carry out a succession of indecent acts during December 2012 after luring him with cigarettes and alcohol.

In addition to the one-year jail term, Jones was also put on licence for the next six months and placed on the sex offenders’ register.

Due to Jones’s poor health the security staff took him back down to the cells in order to decide whether he should be released directly from court or from prison because he was still a security risk.

Despite frequent checks on him by security staff he died while waiting to be released.

His health had been assessed and it was considered that he was fit for his hearing, although Rob Del-Greco of the prison probation ombudsman’s office, who carried out an investigation, said his health was “variable”.

Mr Del-Greco said: “Mr Jones was OK when he was in prison, he was right as rain. When he got to court he didn’t say anything.

“He seemed to be someone who could pick and choose when he spoke. The court staff said it could be difficult to get anything out of him.”

Determining that Jones died of natural causes, Mr Wiseman said Mr Jones was a “man who didn’t help himself”.

He said: “It is a sad case in all sorts of ways but I am satisfied that it has been thoroughly investigated.”

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7:01am Mon 5 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

What a shame !! NOT , Died alone of GUILT
What a shame !! NOT , Died alone of GUILT SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 14

8:15am Mon 5 May 14

Dai Rear says...

If he was a "security risk" as he was dying, one wonders how anyone slightly more able bodied is ever released from custody. As to the offence, since most 13 year olds can probably hop faster than the best speed a moribund derelict could manage, one wonders how it happened.
If he was a "security risk" as he was dying, one wonders how anyone slightly more able bodied is ever released from custody. As to the offence, since most 13 year olds can probably hop faster than the best speed a moribund derelict could manage, one wonders how it happened. Dai Rear
  • Score: -11

8:23am Mon 5 May 14

normal1965 says...

good riddance to bad rubbish.dirty pedo ****
good riddance to bad rubbish.dirty pedo **** normal1965
  • Score: 12

8:41am Mon 5 May 14

mickey01 says...

best news this week
best news this week mickey01
  • Score: 9

8:46am Mon 5 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Do you remember when homosexuality was illegal? I do, and I remember that the people who made the biggest fuss about its being severely punished often turned out to be homosexual themselves. That's why I worry about the chorus above. It's maybe a bit like the refrain from the Gurnos public housing project in Merthyr Tydfil:- "No one's going to interfere with our kids. That's our job"
Do you remember when homosexuality was illegal? I do, and I remember that the people who made the biggest fuss about its being severely punished often turned out to be homosexual themselves. That's why I worry about the chorus above. It's maybe a bit like the refrain from the Gurnos public housing project in Merthyr Tydfil:- "No one's going to interfere with our kids. That's our job" Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

8:57am Mon 5 May 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Do you remember when homosexuality was illegal? I do, and I remember that the people who made the biggest fuss about its being severely punished often turned out to be homosexual themselves. That's why I worry about the chorus above. It's maybe a bit like the refrain from the Gurnos public housing project in Merthyr Tydfil:- "No one's going to interfere with our kids. That's our job"
I find the blood **** disgusting and worrying too. Yes, the man was a sex offender. No, I do not sympathise with him. No I do not condone his actions. I'm still human enough to not go around wishing death on everyone.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: Do you remember when homosexuality was illegal? I do, and I remember that the people who made the biggest fuss about its being severely punished often turned out to be homosexual themselves. That's why I worry about the chorus above. It's maybe a bit like the refrain from the Gurnos public housing project in Merthyr Tydfil:- "No one's going to interfere with our kids. That's our job"[/p][/quote]I find the blood **** disgusting and worrying too. Yes, the man was a sex offender. No, I do not sympathise with him. No I do not condone his actions. I'm still human enough to not go around wishing death on everyone. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -3

12:05pm Mon 5 May 14

Mary80 says...

A sad case? he was a bloody PAEDO! Im glad the scumbag is dead one less perv roaming our streets
A sad case? he was a bloody PAEDO! Im glad the scumbag is dead one less perv roaming our streets Mary80
  • Score: 5

2:28pm Mon 5 May 14

allstar says...

Good the dirty scumbag deserved to die , I hope he suffered excruciating pain before his last breath.
Good the dirty scumbag deserved to die , I hope he suffered excruciating pain before his last breath. allstar
  • Score: 6

3:03pm Mon 5 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Mary80 wrote:
A sad case? he was a bloody PAEDO! Im glad the scumbag is dead one less perv roaming our streets
They tend not to roam the streets. They tend to live with women with young children of whom they are not the father and they're hardly ever caught. I assume this one was caught because he was a dying derelict unable to threaten anyone. It is the case that the broken family is the main source of child molestation but I'm sure none of you ranters was the cause of a broken family.....
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: A sad case? he was a bloody PAEDO! Im glad the scumbag is dead one less perv roaming our streets[/p][/quote]They tend not to roam the streets. They tend to live with women with young children of whom they are not the father and they're hardly ever caught. I assume this one was caught because he was a dying derelict unable to threaten anyone. It is the case that the broken family is the main source of child molestation but I'm sure none of you ranters was the cause of a broken family..... Dai Rear
  • Score: -5

6:59pm Mon 5 May 14

col123 says...

No great loss to anyone then?
No great loss to anyone then? col123
  • Score: 3

7:15pm Mon 5 May 14

03alpe01 says...

Take That.
Take That. 03alpe01
  • Score: 3

8:19pm Mon 5 May 14

Reality-man says...

Who cares
Who cares Reality-man
  • Score: 2

11:45pm Mon 5 May 14

Mary80 says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
A sad case? he was a bloody PAEDO! Im glad the scumbag is dead one less perv roaming our streets
They tend not to roam the streets. They tend to live with women with young children of whom they are not the father and they're hardly ever caught. I assume this one was caught because he was a dying derelict unable to threaten anyone. It is the case that the broken family is the main source of child molestation but I'm sure none of you ranters was the cause of a broken family.....
LOL just because he was old doesn't mean he was any less of a threat to kids, enter the real world men as old as 80 can still pose a danger to kids don't be so bloody naive. You think they stop wanting to molest kids just because they were in prison? Sweet jesus
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: A sad case? he was a bloody PAEDO! Im glad the scumbag is dead one less perv roaming our streets[/p][/quote]They tend not to roam the streets. They tend to live with women with young children of whom they are not the father and they're hardly ever caught. I assume this one was caught because he was a dying derelict unable to threaten anyone. It is the case that the broken family is the main source of child molestation but I'm sure none of you ranters was the cause of a broken family.....[/p][/quote]LOL just because he was old doesn't mean he was any less of a threat to kids, enter the real world men as old as 80 can still pose a danger to kids don't be so bloody naive. You think they stop wanting to molest kids just because they were in prison? Sweet jesus Mary80
  • Score: 1

6:22am Tue 6 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Mary80 wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
A sad case? he was a bloody PAEDO! Im glad the scumbag is dead one less perv roaming our streets
They tend not to roam the streets. They tend to live with women with young children of whom they are not the father and they're hardly ever caught. I assume this one was caught because he was a dying derelict unable to threaten anyone. It is the case that the broken family is the main source of child molestation but I'm sure none of you ranters was the cause of a broken family.....
LOL just because he was old doesn't mean he was any less of a threat to kids, enter the real world men as old as 80 can still pose a danger to kids don't be so bloody naive. You think they stop wanting to molest kids just because they were in prison? Sweet jesus
You get real. You may know more about the original case than I and you may know that the 13 year old had learning difficulties and was ambushed I some way by this homeless derelict. If that be the case then all the vituperation has some merit. If the 13 year old didn't have learning difficulties or any other handicap then you and I know well that it was a savage sentence created by this stupid manufactured word "paedophile" and the hysteria generated by a State whose social services departments are so totally useless that they can't prevent children of the underclass from being savagely done to death by their parents. And since you invoke the name of Our Lord , I do not believe He would have applauded the current hysteria any more than normal, thinking, members of our society.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: A sad case? he was a bloody PAEDO! Im glad the scumbag is dead one less perv roaming our streets[/p][/quote]They tend not to roam the streets. They tend to live with women with young children of whom they are not the father and they're hardly ever caught. I assume this one was caught because he was a dying derelict unable to threaten anyone. It is the case that the broken family is the main source of child molestation but I'm sure none of you ranters was the cause of a broken family.....[/p][/quote]LOL just because he was old doesn't mean he was any less of a threat to kids, enter the real world men as old as 80 can still pose a danger to kids don't be so bloody naive. You think they stop wanting to molest kids just because they were in prison? Sweet jesus[/p][/quote]You get real. You may know more about the original case than I and you may know that the 13 year old had learning difficulties and was ambushed I some way by this homeless derelict. If that be the case then all the vituperation has some merit. If the 13 year old didn't have learning difficulties or any other handicap then you and I know well that it was a savage sentence created by this stupid manufactured word "paedophile" and the hysteria generated by a State whose social services departments are so totally useless that they can't prevent children of the underclass from being savagely done to death by their parents. And since you invoke the name of Our Lord , I do not believe He would have applauded the current hysteria any more than normal, thinking, members of our society. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

6:26am Tue 6 May 14

andoru says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Take That.
East 17.
Westlife.
Boyzone.

I assume we're listing boy bands, yes?
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Take That.[/p][/quote]East 17. Westlife. Boyzone. I assume we're listing boy bands, yes? andoru
  • Score: 0

10:20am Tue 6 May 14

southamptonadi says...

Justice, a pedal gets released and then dies that day.
Justice, a pedal gets released and then dies that day. southamptonadi
  • Score: 0

10:21am Tue 6 May 14

southamptonadi says...

southamptonadi wrote:
Justice, a pedal gets released and then dies that day.
Or even a paedo even
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: Justice, a pedal gets released and then dies that day.[/p][/quote]Or even a paedo even southamptonadi
  • Score: 0

4:30pm Tue 6 May 14

From the sidelines says...

I see the mob has come home from the paediatrician's.
I see the mob has come home from the paediatrician's. From the sidelines
  • Score: 0

7:12pm Tue 6 May 14

Inform Al says...

From the sidelines wrote:
I see the mob has come home from the paediatrician's.
Rich pickings for you then?
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: I see the mob has come home from the paediatrician's.[/p][/quote]Rich pickings for you then? Inform Al
  • Score: 0

2:55am Wed 7 May 14

mrs pepperpot says...

Brilliant news, made my day :)
Brilliant news, made my day :) mrs pepperpot
  • Score: 1

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