June 2018

Bedford man jailed for sexual abuse of young girls

A man from Bedfordshire has been jailed for 13 years for sexually abusing two young girls.

Rhys Emmerton, 19, of Bedford was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Friday (22 June) after being found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child, and two counts of rape of a child under 13.

The jury heard how Emmerton sexually assaulted the young girls on a number of occasions.

Emmerton was sentenced to 10 years for the rapes, and three years for the sexual assaults.