April 2019

Coventry paedophile and brother jailed for abusing girl in the 1970s

A paedophile from Coventry and his brother, who abused a young girl in the 1970s, have been jailed.

John Mackenzie was found guilty of abusing the victim more than 40 years ago and was today, Monday, April 29, sentenced to 14 years in prison.

The 60-year-old, of Pondthorpe, Willenhall, was found guilty of five counts of indecency with a child, three counts of rape, and two counts of indecent assault following a trial in March.

He was jailed alongside his brother – Peter Mackenzie, 57, of Borve, Isle of Lewis, who was convicted of six counts of indecent assault, six counts of indecency with a child, five counts of rape and one count of causing actual bodily harm.

He was handed 16 years behind bars.

They began abusing their young victim in Leicester in the 1970s when she was a child, continuing until she was around 14 years old.

She reported the abuse in March 2017 and an investigation began

March 2019

Brothers found guilty of non-recent sexual abuse

Two brothers have been found guilty of non-recent sexual abuse more than 40 years ago.

At Leicester Crown Court today (Thursday 21 March), 57-year-old Peter Mackenzie, of Borve, Isle of Lewis, was convicted of:

  • Six counts of indecent assault

  • Six counts of indecency with a child

  • Five counts of rape

  • One count of causing actual bodily harm

His brother, John Mackenzie, 60, of Pondthorpe, Coventry, was found guilty of:

  • Five counts of indecency with a child

  • Three counts of rape

  • Two counts of indecent assault

    The brothers began abusing their victim, who is now an adult, in Leicester in the 1970s.

  • It began when she was a child and continued until she was around 14 years old. She reported the abuse in March 2017 and an investigation began.