Sex offender sentenced for sex crimes against girl
A sex predator has been jailed for two and a half years following a string of sexual offences he carried out on a girl in the Buckinghamshire area.
21-year-old Jamie Lowe, of Mentmore Road, Rochdale, was found unanimously guilty by the jury of eight counts of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 13 between the years of 2008 and 2013.
He was convicted for four counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and four counts of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity on June 3 at Aylesbury Crown Court and was sentenced on Friday, July 15.
Lowe – who was under 18 when the offences took place – will also have to sign on to the sex offenders register for life and a sexual harm prevention order restricting his contact with children has been put in place.
The fact that Lowe was under 18 was taken in to account when he was sentenced but was told by the court “you knew from the outset 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.”