Child Sex Abuser Jailed

27 June 2018, 14:19 | Updated: 27 June 2018, 14:22

Michael Lines

A man from Milton Keynes has been sentenced to seven years after being found guilty of a number of sex offences against children.

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, Michael Lines, 41, formerly of Oxley Park, was found guilty by jury of two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one count of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust.

It happened between 2010 and 2015 against his victims who were aged between 14-18 years old.

Mr Lines was charged in December 2016 and convicted of the offences on 19 July 2017 and has now been sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court (on Monday 25th June).

Mr Lines was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register indefinitely and was made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) indefinitely.

In a separate trial at Aylesbury Crown Court which concluded in April, MrLines was acquitted of two further offences of sexual activity with a child.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Tonya Livingston, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit at Bletchley police station, said:

“Lines, having wreaked emotional havoc on the children involved in these offences, continued to deny any wrongdoing on his part.

His selfishness caused one child witness to have to give evidence three times and another to wait nearly a year to see justice administered in the sentencing on Monday.

The sentence set by the judge reflects the severity of Lines’ offending and the callousness of his actions throughout his offending and trials.