Glen Threlkeld – Wigton/Accrington

May 2018

Sex offender was not recording internet browsing history

A convicted sex offender was found in possession of internet enabled devices which did not have software capable of storing his browsing history.

Blackburn magistrates heard Glen Adrian Threlkeld was subject to a sexual harm prevention order which required him to be transparent with the police.

Threlkeld, 22, of Lydia Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to two charges of breaching a sexual offences prevention order. He was sent in custody to Preston Crown Court to be sentenced.

The court heard police discovered a computer and a games console which were both capable of accessing the internet. Neither device was able to store the browsing history.

November 2014

Wigton rapist sentenced for ‘terrible attack’

An 18-year-old who raped a young female in what Cumbria Police described as a “terrible attack” has been handed a seven year sentence.

The victim, also 18, was waiting for a taxi in Wigton on 7 September and was led to believe her attacker had a knife when he took her to a secluded area.

Glen Threlkeld, from Waver Lane, Wigton, admitted rape and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

The judge at Carlisle Crown Court also placed him on the the sex offenders register indefinitely.

Det Insp Mike Brown, of Cumbria Police, said: “Threlkeld preyed on a young female making her fear for her life.

“The victim is still dealing with the trauma caused by this terrible attack.

“She has been extremely brave throughout the whole process and hopefully the sentence imposed will help her recovery.

Isla Chilton, from the Crown Prosecution Service North West, said: “Glen Threlkeld has today been given a significant prison sentence where he can no longer pose a risk to females in society.

“When questioned by police he made up a concoction of lies, he made up several versions of events whereby he could not be responsible for the rape.

“However when faced with the overwhelming evidence against him, including DNA evidence, he was left with no other choice but to plead guilty to the charges he faced.”

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