March 2012

Rapist jailed for “campaign of abuse” against Bournemouth schoolboy

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A RAPIST has finally been brought to justice after being convicted of a shocking catalogue of sexual offences against a terrified schoolboy.

Kieran Bunday threatened to kill his young victim if he told anyone, Bournemouth Crown Court heard.

He also threatened the boy with an air rifle, pinned him against a wall and told him he had a knife.

The court was told how Bunday repeatedly punched his victim before launching a frightening campaign of abuse which went on for several years.

Bunday, 24, who now lives in Forester Road, Blackfield, in the New Forest, carried out the offences in the Bournemouth area.

He was found guilty of:

  • Four charges of rape, two of sexual assault

  • Two charges of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent

  • One count of indecency with a child

A jury heard how the victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had been deeply affected by the prolonged abuse and suffered from depression, nightmares and self-harm.

Prosecuting, Simon Jones told the court that Bunday had been arrested and interviewed by police after his victim had “finally cracked and told his mother what had happened to him” last year.

Judge Samuel Wiggs jailed Bunday, who is now a registered sex offender, for three years.