Bletchley man is sentenced for child sex offences

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A 34-year-old Bletchley man has been sentenced for child sex offences in Milton Keynes.

Michael Duncan, formerly known as Michael McGowan, from The Crescent, Bletchley, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment this week.

He was jailed for one count of rape against a seven-year-old girl and one count of 
indecent assault against an eight-year-old girl following a week–long trial at Aylesbury Crown Court.

The rape offence took place between December 1996 and December 1997, and the indecent assault offence against another girl took place 
between April 1996 and 
November 1996.

He was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for the count of rape and six months’ imprisonment for the count of indecent assault, which will run concurrently.

In September Duncan had also been found guilty of one count of indecent assault between April 1996 and December 1996 against the rape victim following an earlier week-long trial.

The offences took place in Milton Keynes when Duncan was 14 years old.

He received two years’ imprisonment for this offence, which will run concurrently to the other sentences,

Speaking after the hearing, investigating officer Det Con Marcus Miller, from Bletchley child abuse investigation unit, said: “I would like to thank the victims and their families for supporting the case and showing great bravery throughout the entire legal process.

“I hope the sentence given to Duncan today reinforces Thames Valley Police’s commitment to victims that we will take any sexual offences you report to us seriously, we will listen to what you have to say and will work tirelessly to ensure that offenders, such as Duncan, are brought to face justice.”