A WINDSOR man will serve 21 years behind bars after being found guilty of sexually abusing two children between 15 and 30 years ago.

Trevor Smith, formerly of Dedworth Road, Windsor, was convicted of indecently assaulting a girl and raping a boy following a trial in March.

The 56-year-old, who appeared in the dock at Reading Crown Court this morning, was labelled as “dangerous” by Judge Edward Burgess.

The court heard how Smith’s sexual abuse began when he was asked to babysit the girl when she was aged around four-years-old.

She was indecently assaulted by him on this occasion and at least three other occasions up until she was around eight-years-old, the court heard.

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He told her that if she were to say anything about the abuse, he would put “disgusting” photos of her in newspapers.

A statement from the woman who was sexually abused by Smith read: “He abused me at such a young age, which has affected me in so many ways.

“I had so much potential but I lost confidence because I was consumed by what he did to me.

“I feel very angry that he took my childhood away from me.

Trevor Smith,from Windsor. Image via TVP.

Trevor Smith,from Windsor. Image via TVP.

“As a teenager I felt excluded and disregarded. I believe this all stemmed from what he did to me at such a young age.”

The second survivor, a man who was raped and sexually assaulted by Smith from around the ages of 8 and 12, said he has suffered from effects including bed-wetting, insomnia, night terrors and stomach disorders in the years since the abuse.

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Reading Crown Court heard how the boy was “groomed” with sweets and snacks and shown porn by Smith.

The man’s statement read: “What he did to me has affected parts of my life from my school years to my present adult life.

“I felt trapped, I was not able to deal with what he did to me. I was made to feel unworthy and felt depressed and suicidal.

“I continue to have flashbacks and memory problems. I can still smell him.

“I feel like I will always have this darkness over me.”

Defending, Rachel Darby said Smith was “not in good health” following a stroke which left him unable to use his left arm two months ago.

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She said: “This will not be an easy prison sentence for him to serve.”

Sentencing, Judge Edward Burgess slammed Smith for pleading not guilty and forcing a trial, saying he had caused his survivors “additional trauma” by forcing them to tell of their experiences again.

Reading Crown Court.

Reading Crown Court.

He scolded Smith for the “grave” ways he “systematically” abused the boy, which included rape and sexual assault.

“Your abuse of him tragically became part of his formative life”, Judge Burgess said.

“The effects have been profound and life changing.

“There is no doubt you have caused him severe psychological harm.”

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Addressing Smith about his abuse of the girl, Judge Burgess said his offending had caused her “severe distress”.

He sentenced Smith to 21 years in prison after he was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault, three counts of indecent assault of a male, two counts of rape, sexual assault of a child under 13 and rape of a child under 13.

Smith, who appeared at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday, May 19, will serve half this sentence before being eligible for parole.

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