July 2018

York paedophile gets 15 year jail term


A York paedophile has been sentenced to 15 years in prison plus an additional five years on licence for child sex offences spanning seven years.

Adrian Joseph Rennie, 29, was jailed today (Friday) after pleading guilty to multiple child sex offences following a trial at York Crown Court.

Rennie, who is already serving a ten year prison sentence for previous sexual offences against children, pleaded guilty to six charges of raping boys and 14 charges of causing or inciting boys under 13 to engage in sexual activity

In 2015, he was jailed for raping an 8-year-old girl multiple times

The investigation into the crimes was conducted by North Yorkshire Police’s York Serious Crime Team based at Fulford over a period of three and a half years.

June 2018

Jailed York paedophile Adrian Rennie abused two more children

PROBATION officers have been asked to investigate the danger to children posed by a paedophile who started abusing youngsters when he was in his teens.

Adrian Joseph Martin Rennie, 30, formerly of Dringhouses, has now admitted raping and sexually abusing three children aged between eight and 12 over a six-year period.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to six charges of raping boys and 14 of causing or inciting boys under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

He appeared at York Crown Court via a video link with Hull Prison where he is currently serving ten years in jail for sexually abusing a girl including raping her.

The last offences was committed in 2013 and he made his first court appearance in mid-2014.

He will be sentenced on July 20 for the offences against two boys after probation officers prepare a report on the danger he poses to members of the public.

Prosecuting, Simon Reevell said the judge who sentenced Rennie to ten years in prison in 2015 was unaware that Rennie had raped and sexually abused one boy before he committed the offences against the girl and a second boy after the offences against the girl.

Rennie admitted raping the first boy five times and 13 charges of causing or inciting him to engage in sexual activity and one charge each of rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity against the second boy.

February 2015

Ten years for man who raped girl, 8

A paedophile who abused the same young girl four times in a single day has been jailed for ten years.

The child was eight or nine years old when Adrian Joseph Martin Rennie, 25, visited her home, a York jury heard last December.

On different occasions on the same day, he raped her, tried to rape her and incited her to engage in sexual activity with him.

He told her to keep secret what he was doing, but she eventually told a relative and a friend.

The child, now 12, wrote a letter to the Recorder of York, Judge Stephen Ashurst, about the crimes. She had to go through the ordeal of giving evidence about exactly what Rennie did to her, because he denied all charges.

The judge told Rennie: “What you did to her has caused her very considerable suffering. It is plainly going to take her a long time to get over these events.

“It was extremely serious offending by an adult male against a child in a gross breach of trust.”

The jury convicted Rennie, of Eason View, Dringhouses, of rape, attempted rape and two charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

In addition to the ten-year jail term, Rennie was put on the sex offenders’ register for life.

He will be subject to restrictions on his behaviour when he is released, the court was told.

Detective Constable Theresa Wright, of North Yorkshire Police’s Protecting Vulnerable Person’s Unit, said: “Adrian Rennie has quite rightly been jailed for committing some truly unspeakable actions against a young child.

“The court process is difficult for anybody to deal with but is particularly difficult for young children.

“The victim has shown great courage throughout the proceedings.

“I hope the outcome of this case will show that incidents of this nature are dealt with sensitively by North Yorkshire Police and will encourage more victims of sexual abuse to come forward.”

For Rennie, Emma Bennett said there was very little mitigation she could give because he refused to accept that he was guilty.

The day before the court hearing, he had received a Facebook message which was “not particularly pleasant” and she handed a copy up to the judge.

He said the message was similar to those received by people in a similar situation and ordered that a copy be sent to the prison where Rennie will be held.

His barrister said Rennie had no previous convictions and the offences had taken place over a short period of time.

The judge said the offences had had a “devastating impact” on people close to Rennie, who found it difficult to understand why someone they counted as a friend, and had supported, had behaved the way he had.