April 2018

Sex attacker who called himself ‘Dirty Jack’

A rapist who called himself ‘Dirty Jack’ has been jailed by a judge who heard harrowing testimony from his young victim’s mother on how the crime has devastated their family.

Joseph Raybould, 21, was on bail for trying to make a young schoolgirl his online ‘slave’ when he attacked another girl at a party.

As the youngster was drunkenly sick in the toilet, Raybould raped her, leaving her deeply traumatised.

Now Raybould, from Cheetham Hill, has been locked up at Manchester Crown Court.

His victim’s mother told court: “(My daughter) has tried to commit suicide twice. She’s had counselling because she’s going over and over it. She gets dressed up to go out but doesn’t end up going out because she’s thinking people are following her. She has panic attacks. It’s had a huge effect on the family.”

The court heard that Raybould had a previous offence of inciting a child under 13 to watch a sexual act but had escaped with a caution on that occasion

Raybould, of Baycliffe Walk, has now been jailed for five years and eight months after he admitted rape.

He also admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity after setting up a Skype account as ‘Dirty Jack’.

He had persuaded a schoolgirl to accept his Facebook friend request, saying he was 13 and called Ted Jones.

He then moved the chat onto Skype – using the name ‘Dirty Jack 14’ – where he threatened to kill himself or call the police unless she exposed herself to him over the internet.

Raybould told his victim: “I have hacked your phone and I took video and pictures and unless you do exactly as I say I will post them all over the internet. Reply back and say you will be my slave.”

As well as sending her a lewd picture, he terrorised her with a message saying: “You don’t know me but I know you. I have been watching you through your camera. I hacked it using software known as malware which allows me to see everything you do. Unless you do exactly as I say I’m going to post everything on the deep web for all your friends and family to see within minutes.”

He was on bail for that offence when he attacked the second victim at a party where she was sick and vulnerable after drinking vodka and shots.

“She pulled away and told him to stop. He did not stop, however, and he pulled her back towards him,” prosecutor Adam Lodge told the court.

The victim told a friend about the rape but she wasn’t believed and Raybould denied it.

She only admitted what had happened to her mother when she was taken to hospital after self-harming a few months later.

Referring to the rape, Judge Michael Leeming: “It seems to me she was vulnerable for a number of reasons. Firstly because of her age and secondly she was vulnerable because of the drink she had consumed and you were aware of that even if you didn’t ply her with drink or buy the vodka or encourage her to drink.

Speaking directly to the defendant, the judge continued: “You said the victim was a liar. Of course, she was telling the truth and the only person who lied here is you.”