20-year sentence for rape fiend

20-year sentence for rape fiend

A MAN who raped a woman and two children has been jailed for 20 years.

John Lord, 36, of School Yard, Horbury, appeared at Leeds Crown Court last Friday, to be sentenced on two counts of rape against an adult woman and 34 counts of rape and indecent assault against two children.

The offences against the children happened in 1994 and those against the woman occurred in 2014 at addresses in Mirfield and Huddersfield. 

Lord was found guilty of all offences after two trials at Leeds Crown Court.

PC Nicola Kingdon, of Kirklees CID, who led the investigation, said: “Lord has been handed a lengthy prison sentence for his despicable crimes. He is an extremely dangerous individual and I hope that today’s sentence will allow his victims to start the long process of rebuilding their lives.

“Anyone who has been a victim of any sexual offence, is urged to come forward to the police and report it. We take all reports extremely seriously and give those victims the support and help they need. 

“West Yorkshire Police has safeguarding units across all five districts of the force, with specially-trained police officers to handle these cases with utmost sensitivity.”

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