Man jailed for se­ries of child sex as­saults

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A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been sen­tenced to two and half years’ im­pris­on­ment for com­mit­ting a num­ber of sex­ual of­fences against a child in Bucks.

Jamie Lowe of Ment­more Road, Rochdale, Lan­cashire, was sen­tenced at Amer­sham Crown Court on Fri­day (July 15) to 30 months each for eight sex­ual of­fences – to be served con­cur­rently.

Due to the length of the sen­tence, Lowe will have to sign the sex of­fend­ers regis­ter for life.

A Sex­ual Harm Pre­ven­tion Or­der, re­strict­ing Lowe’s con­tact with chil­dren has also been put in place.

He was found guilty of the fol­low­ing charges by a unan­i­mous ver­dict fol­low­ing a three day trial at Ayles­bury Crown Court on June 3:

Sex­ual As­sault of a Child un­der 13, con­trary to sec­tion 7(1) of the Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2003 – be­tween Oc­to­ber 2008 and Oc­to­ber 2010.

Sex­ual As­sault of a Child un­der 13, con­trary to sec­tion 7(1) of the Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2003 – be­tween Oc­to­ber 2010 and Oc­to­ber 2011.

Sex­ual As­sault of a Child un­der 13, con­trary to sec­tion 7(1) of the Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2003 – be­tween Oc­to­ber 2011 and Oc­to­ber 2012.

Sex­ual As­sault of a Child un­der 13, con­trary to sec­tion 7(1) of the Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2003 – be­tween Oc­to­ber 2012 and De­cem­ber 2013.

Caus­ing a child un­der 13 to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity, con­trary to sec­tion 8(1) of the Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2003 – be­tween Oc­to­ber 2008 and Oc­to­ber 2010.

Caus­ing a child un­der 13 to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity, con­trary to sec­tion 8(1) of the Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2003 – be­tween Oc­to­ber 2010 and Oc­to­ber 2011.

Caus­ing a child un­der 13 to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity, con­trary to sec­tion 8(1) of the Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2003– be­tween Oc­to­ber 2011 and Oc­to­ber 2012.

Caus­ing a child un­der 13 to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity, con­trary to sec­tion 8(1) of the Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2003 – be­tween Oc­to­ber 2012 and De­cem­ber 2013.

The of­fences con­cern one fe­male vic­tim and took place in Buck­ing­hamshire.

Recorder Buck­ing­ham sen­tenced Lowe on the ba­sis of be­ing aged un­der 18 when the of­fences oc­curred but added: “You didn’t stop what you were do­ing even when you were older.

“You knew from the out­set that what you were do­ing was wrong.”

Det Con Melissa Lee, of Thames Val­ley Po­lice’s Child Abuse In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, said: “This was a case in which the vic­tim showed great brav­ery in com­ing for­ward and in telling po­lice and the court what had hap­pened to her. Al­though Lowe was un­der 18 him­self when these of­fences oc­curred, he took ad­van­tage of the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of a young girl for his own grat­i­fi­ca­tion.

“This sen­tence demon­strates that the dam­age caused by such be­hav­iour is not some­thing po­lice and the courts will take lightly.”

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