Paedophile abused young girls while running open house for struggling families
A paedophile has been jailed for abusing a string of young girls after offering troubled families refuge at his home.
Brian Macey-Morris gave shelter to lone parents with drug and other social problems so he could gain access to his victims and abuse them.
He was part of a paedophile ring which operated in Bristol in the 1980s and carried out sexual assaults at his home and on camping trips he organised for children.
He turned his interest to young girls after his wife died in a motorcycle accident, Exeter Crown Court was told.
Macey-Morris is already serving a seven year sentence passed in Bristol last year but the publicity surrounding his first case led three more girls to come forward.
The 73-year-old is currently serving his sentence in the hospital wing of Exeter Prison after having a stroke shortly after starting his sentence in Dartmoor Prison.
He remains with partial paralysis of his back and arms and was wheeled into the dock by two guards. He needed help from a solicitor to make his pleas.
Macey-Morris, of York Road, Montpelier, Bristol, admitted attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault and was jailed for an additional five years, taking his total sentence to 12 years.
The charges related to three different girls aged four to 11 and dated back to between 1981 and 1987.
He was jailed for seven years at Bristol Crown Court on July 13, 2012 after being found guilty of two attempted rapes and two indecent assaults on a fourth victim.
He was tried alongside his friends and fellow paedophile Darrell Cotterill, aged 66, and Royston Mitchell, aged 64, who were jailed for 17 and five years respectively. The total sentences for all three now total 34 years.
Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, told Macey-Morris he was imposing the sentence which the Judge at his original trial at Bristol would have passed if he knew of the fresh allegations.
He told the defendant: ”I have to bear in mind there were a number of different complainants and that must be reflected in the sentence.”
Miss Anna Vigars, prosecuting, said one of the three new complainants came forward during Macey-Morris’ trial last year while the others contacted police shortly afterwards.
She said the abuse happened when they were visiting him and he took the girls to a bathroom where he touched them. On one occasion he went into a girl’s tent during a camping trip and assaulted her.
Miss Vigars said: ”One of the girls said she was abused when she was taken away from his house on walks and other trips.”
Paul Grumbar, defending, said: ”The defendant ran an open house. A lot of people visited and stayed there. A lot were young people whose relationships were not secure and who may have been using drugs.
“Some of them had young children when they stayed there and during these episodes the offending took place.
“These offences took place when some of the parents were not very good at looking after their children. Some were rather abandoned and left there.
“He feels very strongly that the origins can be traced to a time when he was married and his wife was killed in a motorcycle accident. He says he changed after that.”