June 2012

Child rapist jailed for 18 years for crimes committed in the 1980s

A CHILD rapist from Loughborough has been jailed for 18 years after being found guilty nearly 30 years after committing his crimes.

Michael Hough, 69, of Ashby Road, Loughborough, was found guilty of 11 charges – including seven charges of indecent assault on a female, rape of a female under 16, rape and two charges of serious sexual assault – at Leicester Crown Court on May 28.

The charges all date back to incidents from between 1982 and 1984. Hough was also given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, will be -lengthy and complex case which has taken some time to reach a conclusion.

I would like to praise the victims in this case for their courage and bravery in coming forward and the strength they have shown throughout the investigation.

hope they can begin to rebuild their lives knowing that Hough is behind bars. I hope this case demonstrates to other victims that despite the years that have passed they too would also be listened to and could still get the justice they deserve.”

Judith Walker, chief Crown Prosecutor for and 1984, he preyed on two vulnerable children, grooming, abusing and raping them in to convict Michael Hough for what he had done. I hope that seeing him convicted will the trauma he subjected them to.”