July 2015

Convicted child rapist jailed for second time


A man imprisoned for four historical indecent assaults and rape has been sentenced to a further eight years after admitting raping another 12-year-old girl.

Edward Lowe, 70, formerly of Elswick Gardens, Barton, was jailed for 12 years in 2013 for offences dating back to the late 1970s.

Humberside Police said after his conviction the girl came forward claiming he had raped her in 2012.

He was jailed at Grimsby Crown Court.

Lowe, currently in Parkhurst Prison, will serve the additional eight years consecutively, meaning he is facing 20 years in jail.

Det Con Mark Lilleyman, who led the investigation, said: “This was an excellent decision to run this case by the CPS reviewing lawyer, as it was clearly in the public interest to significantly extend this offender’s sentence.”

August 2013

A 68-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for 12 years after raping a teenage girl in Sandhurst.

Edward Lowe was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday, August 2 to 12 years in jail for indecent assault and rape.

Lowe, of Elswick Gardens, Barton-upon-Humber, Humberside, was convicted Wednesday, July 10 of three specimen counts of indecent assault on a girl under 16 which took place from 1977 to 1979.

He was also convicted of raping of a girl under 16 between 1978 and 1979.

Lowe sexually assaulted and raped a teenage girl between May 1975 and May 1980 while he was living in Berkshire.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Eddie Hurley from the Windsor Child Abuse Investigation Unit said: “Firstly, I want to commend this lady for her bravery in coming forward, telling police what happened to her and then re-living it all in court.

“These were heinous crimes against a young girl who should have been enjoying her teenage years but instead lived in fear of this man.

“Hopefully the fact that he is about to spend a long time behind bars will offer her some form of comfort, however slight that may be.

“I want to take this opportunity to ask any other victims of sexual abuse out there to come forward.

“No matter how much time has passed, we will take you seriously and we will do everything to bring offenders to justice.”