Herts, Beds, Bucks: Child Rapist Convicted

30 November 2017, 14:13 | Updated: 30 November 2017, 14:16

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A man has been convicted of multiple sexual offences, including rape, with young girls in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Ricky O’Grady, 28, from Snowberry Close, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes pleaded guilty to a series of sex offences over 18 years, including:

:: Rape (multiple counts)
:: Indecent assault (multiple counts)
:: Engaging in Sexual Activity in the presence of a child (multiple counts)
:: Attempted Rape (two counts)
:: Sexual Assault on a child
:: Causing a child to watch a Sexual Act
:: Possession of Indecent Images
:: Breach of Sexual Harm Prevention Order (two counts)

The offences took place from 1999 to 2017 in the Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire areas and involved three girls aged under 10 to 15 years; he was charged on 8 October 2017.

Detective Sergeant Tracy Wescombe of the Aylesbury Child Abuse Investigation Unit said:

"This was a harrowing case where O’Grady abused very young girls. I have to thank the victims for their bravery in coming forward and reliving the abuse and I am pleased for them that he admitted his guilt at court.”

O’Grady has been remanded in custody since 9 October 2017 and will be sentenced on 29 January 2018.