May 2017

Derby pensioner Bryan Wren jailed for sexually assaulting four-year-old girl

A 69-year-old Derby man has been jailed for more than three years after sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl.

Bryan Wren had denied the charge, which dated back to December 2015 and took place at a house in the city.

His crime came to light when the victim told her parents she had been “touched” by Wren and they contacted the police.

He was arrested and questioned over the allegation and denied anything had happened.

But Wren, of Mundy Street, was found guilty by a jury following a trial at Derby Crown Court.

A police spokesman said: “The allegation was reported to us by the parents of the victim in December 2015. She had told them that Mr Wren had touched her indecently at a property in Derby when the two of them were alone together.

“They called the police and we conducted interviews with the four-year-old victim and her parents before we arrested and questioned Mr Wren.

“A file was prepared for lawyers at the Criminal Prosecution Service and a decision was made to charge him. Wren denied the allegation and took the case to trial at Derby Crown Court where he was found guilty by a jury.”

Judge Peter Cooke jailed him for three years and two months and placed him on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

He also handed Wren a sexual harm prevention order and ordered him to pay a £120 Government surcharge.