April 2019

Serial sex offender jailed again

A serial sex offender who was jailed for 15 years after abusing four girls and making one of them pregnant has been locked up again after targeting a young girl.

The girl who became pregnant later had an abortion, a court heard.

Brian Lane, 42, admitted sexually assaulting a girl and breaching a sexual offences prevention order between September 1 and December 27.

Robert Stevenson, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Lane was jailed for 15 years at Chester Crown Court in November 2004.

This was for 22 offences of rape and indecent assault against four girls between June 1998 and June 2003.

He made one of the girls pregnant and she later had an abortion.

After his release from prison, he changed his original surname.

The sexual offences prevention order was intended to stop him inviting or having any child under 16 into his home or sleeping in the same house.

He was jailed for 18 months in 2016 for breaching notification requirements.

The latest offences involved him breaching the order by having two children under 16 in the same house and intimately touching a girl while she was there.

Lane, of Elsenham Road, Grimsby, later accused the girl – who was under 10 – of being a liar and of knowing exactly what she was doing.

The girl’s father told the court that the incident had seriously affected the girl.

“She doesn’t sleep well at night,” he said.

“It’s a major shock. We are still coming to terms with it.

“We are taking one day at a time, basically.”

Lane was jailed for six years and three months. He will be on extended licence of six years after his release from prison.

He was given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and a restraining order.

As he left the dock, Lane stared at and pointed at a woman sitting in the public gallery.

He was brought back into court and pretended that he was clicking his dislocated shoulder back into place by stretching his arm.

Judge Thackray branded this explanation “ridiculous” and said that he saw clearly what happened.