April 2018

‘Monster’ jailed for raping teenager after party

A 68-year-old ‘monster’ from North Wales has been jailed for raping a 15-year-old girl after a party 35 years ago.

David Crook, now of Albert Road, Old Colwyn, but formerly of Tamworth, Staffordshire, was found guilty of raping the 15-year-old girl in Tamworth, Staffordshire, in 1983 following a four day trial.

Recorder Jason MacAdam, who sentenced him to 13 years, told Crook: “You were a man of positive character, but you became a monster.”

Staffordshire Police revealed the court had heard the victim had attended a party in Tamworth around Bonfire Night.

There was nowhere for her to sleep in the house where the party took place, so she went to another house nearby.

While at this house Crook came into the room where she was sleeping and exposed himself to her. He then took her to a nearby van and raped her.

A friend of the girl said she had been told about the incident, but it was only many years later that she called the police on the victim’s behalf.

Following the report Crook was arrested and interviewed and brought back to Staffordshire.