Evil cousins jailed after tying vulnerable young girl to table and taking turns to rape her
A pair of disgusting cousins took it in turns to rape a girl under the age of 13 after tying her to a table, a court heard.
Paul Price, 66, and Andrew Clowes, 54, have been jailed for a total of 35 years after Price groomed the child.
He earned her trust by buying her sweets and cakes as well as taking her to McDonald’s and a park.
The victim, who was under 13 and cannot be named for legal reasons, was made to watch pornographic films.
Eventually he bound her to a table before sexually abusing her.
The girl was then taken to his cousin Andrew Clowes’ flat in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, where she fell asleep and woke up, finding that she was stripped naked and tied to a table.
She was raped by both men.
The victim was bound by her wrists and ankles and gagged with a pair of underpants during the vile attack, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard on Monday.
Price, of Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, and Clowes, of Blurton, denied carrying out the assault.
But both were both convicted of raping a child under 13 by a jury last month.
Price was also found guilty of assaulting a child under 13 by penetration and attempted rape of a child under 13.
Price was jailed for 19 years while Clowes was handed a 16-year jail term.
Sentencing the pair, Judge Paul Glenn said: “What the two of you did, Price in particular, was take away that child’s innocence.
“She was exposed to behaviour that no child should ever have to suffer.”
The paedophile cousins were also made the subject of Sexual Harm Prevention Orders and will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for the rest of their lives.
The court heard the attacks will have a “devastating effect” on the girl’s life.