A PAEDOPHILE who was put behind bars indefinitely after executing a campaign of rapes against an under-age girl has failed in his bid for freedom.
Peter John Thompson admitted a string of child sex offences in 2006 and was ordered to be indefinitely detained as he was deemed to pose a consittent danger to children.
The 42-year-old pleaded guilty to six charges of rape and one charge of indecent assault at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
His sentence, an Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP), dictates he can only be released when parole officers no longer consider him a threat.
Last week, Thompson launched a last-gasp appeal to overturn the open-ended sentence, but his case was thrown out of a London court by three senior judges.
Judge John Bevan QC said: “The pre-sentence report and the psychiatric report both concluded that there was a high risk of offending and the sentencer was entitled to find that he posed a significant risk of causing serious harm.”
The court heard how Thompson subjected his victim to a string of serious sex attacks, the first of which being inflicted when she was just ten-years-old.
The attacks were exposed when one of the girl’s family members overheard her talking about it and questioned her as to what had happened.
Thompson’s appeal centred around his argument that the indefinite sentence, from which it is possible he will never be freed, was not needed as he did not pose a significant danger to children.
However, Judge Bevan, who considered Thompson’s arguments with Lord Justice Elias and Mr Justice Eady, said the sentence was fully justified.
He said: “A sentence of imprisonment for public protection of substantial length was entirely merited, as was the finding of dangerousness.”