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Ipswich: Don’t free my paedophile foster dad to strike again, pleads victim

12:28 28 January 2013

Lorraine Garwood, of Ipswich, is worried about Raymond Hawes, who sexually abused her, getting parole.

Lorraine Garwood, of Ipswich, is worried about Raymond Hawes, who sexually abused her, getting parole.

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A paedophile’s victim today said she will do everything in her power to keep her abusive foster father behind bars to protect other children.

Raymond Hawes, formerly of Stratford Road, Ipswich, is now eligible to apply for parole after being originally jailed for 18 years in 2006.

However, the following year Hawes, now 73, had his Ipswich Crown Court sentencing reduced to 10 years on appeal.

Hawes, who also lived in Hogarth Road, Ipswich, was found guilty of three indecent assaults on his foster daughter Lorraine Garwood and an attempted rape.

The attacks took place when Ms Garwood was a child.

Ms Garwood, of Dombey Road, Ipswich, believes Hawes will continue to target children when he eventually comes out of prison.

The 43-year-old, who has waived her right to anonymity, said: ““He’s just a monster – a sexual monster.

“The probation service has told me he’s coming up for parole.

“I’m worried they (the Prison Service) would let him out ,and I’m afraid he will do it all over again to other children.

“I believe there’s no way that man is ever going to stop. He just can’t help himself.

“I’m gutted that I went through all that court case, and all the stuff that was brought up, which destroyed a lot of our family.

“In my opinion if he was released it would mean I when through all that for no reason.”

Ms Garwood said one of her brothers took his life after Hawes’ was jailed. She believes it was over feelings of guilt that he had because he was not able to protect her from being abused when they were children.

“It basically destroyed him,” she said.

“He was so brave. He held my hand all the way through the court case. I blame Ray totally.

“It (the abuse) is always with me, but the day we buried my brother I swore I would be strong for both of us, and do everything I could to keep Ray in prison and other children safe.”

Hawes, who had previous convictions for child sex offences, was also sentenced in 2006 for two indecent assaults on a boy and five counts of buggery on a boy.

All the offences took place between 1962 and 1979.

Sentencing Hawes Judge John Holt said the then 67-year-old was at serious risk of re-offending against children and posed a danger to the public, according to a pre-sentence report.

3 comments

  • The man was a foster parent - he should NEVER be allowed to be released.

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    angela scrivener

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • The system is equally to blame for allowing this animal to have foster children in the first place. He should get life. This is equal to murder in my opinion

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    the opinion man

    Monday, January 28, 2013

  • did any one see death row , now if this man got a 150 years every one could sleep better simple give longer sentence for sick perverts

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    Lee mundy

    Monday, January 28, 2013

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