August 2017: Butler has now been released

April 2009

17 years for evil sex predator

A “dangerous sexual predator” from Staffordshire has been jailed for 17 years for a string of sexual offences against two schoolgirls which included child rape.

34-year-old Craig Alan Butler, of Lime Pit Lane, Huntington, denied three charges of rape, five charges of causing a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of sexual assault but was convicted by a jury at Stafford Crown Court.

The court was told that one victim was just 6-years-old when the abuse began.

The pervert will be put on the sexual offenders’ register for the rest of his life.