Hereford & Worcester

Man jailed for raping girl at stable in Worcestershire

A teenager who raped an 11-year-old girl at stables in Worcestershire has been jailed for 10 years.

George Gary Morrissey, 19, of Mount Street, Redditch, was convicted of five counts of rape and one of attempted rape at Worcester Crown Court on 12 August.

He was sentenced at the same court and also placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Det Con Martin Grant said he abused his position of trust in "a terrible way".

At the end of his trial, Morrissey was found not guilty of two counts of rape, but guilty of five counts of rape and one attempted rape.

Courage praised

Morrissey has also been made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (Sopo) for an indefinite period.

The order prevents Morrissey contacting his victim and following his release from prison he is banned from having any unsupervised contact with a child under 16.

Det Con Grant said of his jail term: "This is a substantial sentence which reflects the seriousness of the crimes committed by Morrissey against this young girl.

"I never cease to be impressed by the bravery of children who have the courage to give evidence against their abusers in cases like this."

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