MK man sentenced for sex offences

13 July 2010, 13:22 | Updated: 13 July 2010, 13:37

An 18-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been given an indeterminate sentence in a Young Offenders Institution after pleading guilty to a number of serious sexual offences.

Tristan Longworth - of Arncliffe Drive in Heelands - admitted one count of rape, one count of sexual assault by penetration, one count of wounding and one count of causing actual bodily harm.

The charges relate to an assault on 27th June 2009 in Linford Wood, along the V7 Saxon Street close to Linford Wood petrol station. Longworth, who was 17 at the time, carried out the attack on a 15-year-old boy, after following him from the petrol station to the woods, where he was beaten and sexually assaulted.

Longworth will serve at least three and a half years before he can apply for parole. He will only be released if he can prove he is no longer a risk to the public and will be on a Sex Offenders Prevention Order for life.

Det Sgt Chris Jackson, who led the investigation, said: “We are pleased that Longworth has been given an indeterminate sentence which should see him locked up for a long time. His victim has been very brave during this whole ordeal and now that Longworth is being made to pay for his despicable crimes he can hopefully start to rebuild his life.”