July 2016

Grantham paedophile who repeatedly raped 11-year-old jailed for 16 years

Grantham paedophile who repeatedly raped 11-year-old jailed for 16 years

A paedophile from Grantham whose crimes came to light when his 11-year-old victim passed a note to a school friend has been jailed for 16 years.

Darren Blackley, of East Avenue, groomed the girl before sexually abusing and raping her in several incidents last year and this year.

The 36-year-old was caught after the girl wrote a note telling a friend what had happened earlier this year.

Blackley admitted eight counts of rape and numerous sexual offences .

He was placed on the sex offenders’ register for life as well as receiving a 16-year prison sentence.