September 2016

West midlands paedophile jailed for 22 years


A Solihull paedophile has been jailed for 22 years after being found guilty of historical sex offences.

Alan Read, who is 62 and from Colesbourne Road, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday 28 September after being found guilty of 15 counts of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault.

The offences happened between 1987 and 2000 when his three victims (two boys and a girl) were aged between three and 14.

Read protested his innocence, but the jury took just eight hours to find him guilty of all counts and he was sentenced the same day. He will also remain on the Sex Offender Register indefinitely.