May 2018

Bricklayer, 31, jailed for 11 years after raping young girl

Bricklayer Mark ‘Ozzy’ Osborne has been jailed for 11 years after he raped a 4-year-old girl

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard the girl reported the abuse immediately after it happened.

The 31-year-old, of Barks Drive, Norton, was convicted after a trial this week of rape of a child under 13 and sexual assault of a child under 13.

He was cleared of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Recorder Stephen Thomas sentenced Osborne to 12 years which will be made up of 11 years custody and a one-year extended licence.

He was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order until further order and was placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.