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February 2015

Pervert sentenced to eight years in custody for sex offences against four under-age girls

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A 19-year-old has been given eight years in custody after being found guilty of a series of sexual offences against four underage girls.

Kiaran Bradshaw went on trial at Truro Crown Court last month accused of raping and sexually assaulting seven girls.

On Friday the jury returned mixed verdicts in the case.

Bradshaw, who lived at various addresses at the time of the offences including a children’s home in Redruth and with foster parents in Devoran, was found guilty of raping one girl and three charges of penetrative activty with a child in relation to her.

He had previously admitted another count of penetrative sexual activity with the then 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Bradshaw was convicted of assault by penetration in relation to another girl who was aged 14 at the time and of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old.

He was also found guilty of sexual activity with a 13-year-old.

Bradshaw was originally charged with 20 sexual offences relating to seven young girls at locations around Cornwall between 2012 and 2014, when they were under 16.

He was acquitted of charges of rape and sexual assault in relation to three other underage girls.

Sentencing, Judge Christopher Harvey Clark, QC, said Bradshaw carried out the offences despite being warned that engaging in sexual activity with girls aged under-16 was illegal.

He said: “I have got to take into account the effect on your victims.

“[They] have been emotionally affected by your activities.

“All of them seem to have been what one might describe as happy-go-lucky teenagers before they encountered you.

“Now it maybe that they had other troubles in their lives but clearly since these offences were committed they have suffered psychologically … so that innocent happy-go-lucky nature has been betrayed.”

Bradshaw sentenced to eight years in custody which he will start to serve in a young offender’s institution.

He was ordered to sign the sex offender’s register indefinitely and comply with a sexual offences prevention order for 10 years.