July 2017

Pervert has jail term slashed


A pervert who preyed on vulnerable girls has had his jail term slashed by three years.

At the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday three judges accepted Lucas Irons’ plea to reduce the sentence, cutting it from 10 years in custody to seven.

A jury of six men and six women unanimously convicted Irons of two counts of sexual activity with a child, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and sexual assault in October last year.

At his trial Oxford Crown Court had heard how the Abingdon man had targeted the youngsters, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to satisfy his own ‘sexual ends’ between July 2014 and January 2015

At his sentencing on November 1 at the same court Judge Peter Ross branded the 29-year-old from Ock Street dangerous and condemned him for his ‘calculated and pre-meditated’ offending.

He said that Irons was ‘out of control’ and had used ‘networks of young girls as a means of targetting them for your sexual ends.’

As well as the 10-year jail term he also handed Irons an extended licence period of four years, warning the defendant he may have to serve all of his sentence in jail.

At the Court of Appeal Judge Martyn Zeidman QC, Lord Justice Treacy and Mrs Justice May reduced the sentence to seven years in custody, but kept the four years extended licence period to be served consecutively.

November 2016

Paedophile jailed for preying on two vulnerable schoolgirls

A paedophile from Abingdon who groomed a schoolgirl online before having sex with her twice and touched another girl under her clothing will spend a decade behind bars.

Lucas Irons, 27 of Ock Street, Abingdon, was sentenced to 10 years in jail after he was found guilty at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday.

He was convicted on September 12 on two counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and one count of sexual assault on a child.

The offences took place between July 2014 and December 2014 in Abingdon and Oxford.

Irons groomed one of the girls online before meeting her on one occasion to have sex with her twice. The victim was under 16.

He also sexually assaulted another girl also under the age of 16 by touching her under her clothing.