A ‘low-life scum’ paedophile has had his decade-long jail term increased after writing to one of his underage victims – from PRISON.
Sick Dale Hewitt, 27, was jailed for ten years last year for a number of sex offences.
A court heard how he piled many of his victims with drugs – and drove one of the schoolgirls to try and commit suicide.
After he was jailed the mother of one of his victims branded him “low-life scum”.
But Hewitt has now had his sentence increased after he wrote a letter to the home of one of the girls from inside his cell just one month after he was sentenced.
Prosecuting, James Targhidissian said the victim received a letter addressed to someone else, but clearly in Hewitt’s handwriting and directed at her, last August.
She told police she “went as white as a ghost”.
Mr Targhidissian said the letter was not threatening, but was enquiring about her and speaking about life in prison.
Defending Hewitt, of Plymouth, Devon Ali Rafati claimed: “He was not the person who sent the letter and did not authorise it.”
Mr Rafati said that, with no response from the girl, Hewitt accepted he would not contact her “nor anyone else”.
Judge Paul Darlow said the letter had not been threatening and had not caused “serious psychological harm” but jailed Hewitt for an extra three weeks.
Plymouth Crown Court heard last year that Hewitt slept with one schoolgirl and touched another indecently, often after giving them mephedrone and cannabis.
One girl told the jury through her recorded police interview that she was “wrecked” on drugs and alcohol, but Hewitt still had sex with her at his old flat.
He later abducted a third girl aged 14, whom police found in the shower at his flat.
The girl came to his home willingly, but Hewitt was under a duty to call the authorities.
Hewitt admitted four counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child between December 2014 and February 2015.
He also admitted four counts of sexual activity with the other girl between April and December 2014.
And he pleaded guilty to abducting the third teenager in February last year.