Hereford & Worcester

Former SAS soldier guilty of sex attacks on children

A former SAS soldier and a former paramedic have been found guilty of a series of sex attacks on children.

Ex-soldier Ian Tuckley, 32, from Farran Avenue, Credenhill, Hereford, was found guilty of 15 offences, including rape, against girls as young as four.

His brother-in-law Martin Finney, 40, from Lord Street, Walsall, West Midlands, was found guilty of 17 offences, including rape.

They had both denied the charges at Worcester Crown Court.

The two men will be sentenced on 9 December.

Tuckey, a twice-divorced father of two, was a dog handler in the SAS and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He was found guilty of raping and assaulting a girl aged between six and nine years old between 2006 and 2009.

He was also convicted of six counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault involving another child between 1996 and 2007, when she was aged between four and 15.

'Traumatic case'

Finney, his brother-in-law, was found guilty of 17 offences against one of Tuckley's victims.

The 40-year-old was convicted of three counts of indecent assault and 12 of rape.

He was also found guilty of one count of administering Entonox gas with intent to engage in sexual activity.

Both were arrested in October last year after a complaint by one of the victims.

They were brought to trial following a joint investigation by West Midlands Police and West Mercia Police.

Acting Det Insp Nicky Austin from West Midlands Police said: "This has been a very traumatic case for all of the victims involved and their families.

"They have shown considerable courage in coming forward and assisting our investigation."

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