Milton Keynes man jailed for rape of young girls

Ricky O'Grady is now behind bars following his conviction
Ricky O'Grady is now behind bars following his conviction

A Milton Keynes man has been jailed for 24 years for a host of sex offences across the region.

Ricky O'Grady, aged 28, of Snowberry Close, Stacey Bushes, was sentenced on Friday (January 19) at Aylesbury Crown Court. He was also given an eight year extended licence period and ordered to remain on the sex offenders' register for life.

The offences included the rape of young girls in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

He pleaded guilty at the same court on Tuesday November 28 to the following:

* Three counts of rape

* Two counts of attempted rape

* Three counts of indecent assault

* Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child

* One count of sexual assault of a child under 13

* One count of causing a child to watch a sexual act

* Two counts of possession of indecent images of a child

* Three counts of breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The offences took place from 1999 to 2017 on multiple occasions in Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and involved three female victims aged from seven to 15 years old.

O'Grady was charged on October 8 last year.

Detective Sergeant Tracy Wescombe and Detective Constable Christopher Birtles of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, based at Aylesbury police station, said: "This was a harrowing case in which O'Grady abused very young girls.

"We have to thank the victims for their bravery in coming forward and reliving the abuse and I am pleased for them that he admitted his guilt at court.

"We hope the fact he has received such a long sentence reflects the severity of the offences and allows the victims some peace knowing he will be in prison for a long time."