February 2015

Worcester child rapist has his sentence increased

Barry Nash has had his sentence for the rape of a child under 13 extended from six to nine years by the Court of Appeal

Barry Nash met his 12-year-old victim in the spring of 2014.

He began grooming her which rapidly progressed to sexual contact over a three-month period. The victim contracted a sexually transmitted disease as a result.

The abuse ended when the victim’s mother became so suspicious of his repeated denials of any wrongdoing, that she contacted the police, and the victim disclosed to them what had been going on.


“I asked the Court of Appeal to examine whether the sentence was appropriate, given the seriousness of the offences, and the fact that the law states that children under 13 cannot consent to sexual intercourse.

I am pleased that they have found that this sentence was unduly lenient and have imposed a sentence of nine years’ imprisonment.”