April 2018

Man jailed for brutal rape of schoolgirl

A man has been jailed for almost 20 years for the brutal rape and indecent assault of a schoolgirl.

Michael Mackenzie, 69, formerly of Keswick Road, Blackpool admitted one offence of rape and two of indecent assault when he appeared at Preston Crown Court last month.

All the offences were committed in May 2005 in Blackpool against a girl who was 14 at the time.

At Preston Crown Court Mackenzie was sentenced to a total of 19 years imprisonment – 14 years for the rape plus an additional five years as he was classed as a dangerous offender.

He was also given eight years for the two indecent assaults, to run concurrent.

He was also given a lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender.