December 2011

Drug dealer’s sex assaults on schoolgirls

Ricky Green

A DRUG dealer who sexually assaulted two children has been jailed for three years.

Ricky Green, 28, previously of Lynn but now of Old Lynn Road, Wisbech, was sentenced on Friday having been found guilty of two sexual assaults on a 14-year-old girl and three offences of inciting sexual activity with girls aged 13 and 14 at an earlier hearing.

He had also pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possessing 617 grams of powder containing amphetamine with intent to supply on May 17 last year. The drugs had a street value of £5,500.

Recorder Christopher Moran jailed Green for six months for the drug offence.

Later, in a different court room, Green was sentenced to a further two-and-a-half years for the sex offences.

Judge Peter De Mille told Green he had been “trusted” by the girls he assaulted and their families and had “breached that trust.”

The court was told Green had asked the 14-year-old for sex and offered her £50.

In one incident, he exposed himself, touched the girl’s private parts and had kissed her.

He had twice persuaded a 13-year-old girl to tickle him, which had resulted in her touching his private parts.

In the drugs case, which was heard separately, Ian James, prosecuting, told the court that the Green and two other defendants were caught after an operation in Lynn and Wisbech.

A police helicopter tracked a silver Mercedes which Green was travelling in during a police chase in Lynn.

A consignment of 617 grams of powder containing amphetamine in 25 packets was recovered.

There was “clear inference” it was for supply because of the way it was packaged, Mr James said.

Two others were involved in the drug offence.

THE mother of one of Ricky Green’s young victims has spoken of her disgust for the man who sexually assaulted her daughter.

The woman, who cannot be named to protect her daughter’s anonymity, says she and her family have been forced to move away from the area since speaking out.

She said: “I’m disgusted with him. I’m just glad the girls came forward about it, otherwise God knows what else he could have done.

The woman said the victims used to babysit for Green’s children and she said they trusted him.

Because Green denied the offences the girl, who is now 14, and the other victim were forced to give evidence.

Both are receiving counselling to help them come to terms with what happened to them.

Her mother said: “The justice system has let us down because the court case went on for 19 months.”

The family is relieved that Green is behind bars but don’t think his sentence is long enough.

The woman said: “I think they will be alright now he’s locked up.

“This will always be with them but at least they can walk about without having to look over their shoulder.”

They are still frightened about repercussions after speaking out and the woman said their windows had been smashed.