Man And Couple Jailed For MK Child Sex Abuse
2 August 2017, 13:19 | Updated: 2 August 2017, 13:28
A husband and wife (pictured), along with a third man, have been jailed for the sexual abuse of children in Milton Keynes.
Colin Darlington, 52, of Melick Road, Beanhill, has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for four counts of rape and three counts of indecent assault.
The sentence will be added consecutively to a 20 year custodial term he received in November last year for similar offences.
Wife Rebecca Darlington, 46, was also sentenced at the same court hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday.
She received eight years’ imprisonment for two counts of indecent assault.
Another man, David Moulton, of Kentmere Road, Bolton, was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for a count of indecent assault. He was acquitted of a further count of indecent assault.
The offences took place against children during the 1990s and early 2000s when the two victims were subjected to rapes and indecent assaults by Colin Darlington. Rebecca Darlington was also present on some of the occasions and took part.
Moulton committed a sexual offence against a child aged under 10.
The defendants, who were convicted on Monday (31/7) at Aylesbury Crown Court following a seven day trial, had been charged in connection with the offences on 30 December 2014.
PARTICULARLY DISTRESSING CASE
Investigating officer Detective Constable Graeme Williams, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said:
"There are no words that can do justice to the courage, tenacity and quiet dignity shown by the victims throughout this particularly distressing case in which they were subjected to horrific abuse and torture as children.
The long sentence handed out by the courts reflects the seriousness of what the victims went through. I hope that this helps them find closure and allows them to move forward and lead happy and successful lives.
This is an example of Thames Valley Police conducting a thorough and successful enquiry into non-recent sexual abuse from complaint through to conviction by working closely with the victims. If somebody has been subjected to sexual abuse I would like to reiterate that allegations will be dealt with seriously and sensitively.”