Ordeal of little girl, 6, raped by sexual ‘predator’
A man has been jailed for 15 years for sex offences he committed as a teenager against two little girls.
Sentencing Nathan Wilde, 23, at Leeds Crown Court Ms Justice Russell said he had committed a regime of rape against the younger girl showing predatory behaviour.
She said the crimes were “of the utmost seriousness.” He had shown no remorse and taken no responsibility for his actions.
Wilde was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court last month on four charges of oral rape.
Stephen Wood prosecuting told the jury the offences happened at Wilde’s then address in Carlton Road, Heckmondwike when the girls would visit to play with his younger siblings.
At that time he was aged from 14 to 16.
The youngest girl was aged about six and described Wilde sending his brothers out of the room and assaulting her.
She described that happening on a number of occasions and his hitting her if she did not comply with his wishes.
She was too frightened to disclose what had happened to her at the time and her family then moved away from Heckmondwike.
In 2013 she plucked up courage to tell her mother about the “chubby lad” and what he had done to her in a room with bunk beds and said he had a snake tank in the room.
Her mother drove her back to Heckmondwike where she pointed out the address. Wilde was subsequently arrested and denied any sexual activity with her.
The other complainant described going to play with Wilde’s sister and the one offence against her happening in the bedroom where he had a “large snake” which scared her.
Robin Frieze representing Wilde said the offences were about eight years ago and there had been no repetition.
He had to be sentenced for his level of emotional and sexual maturity at the time concerned and the author of the pre-sentence report described him as appearing isolated and someone who was still having difficulties with social interaction.
“He will have a very difficult time in custody both because of the nature of offences but also because of his particular situation.”
Wilde, of Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike was ordered to register indefinitely as a sex offender.
Ms Justice Russell said it was not clear the exact age of the girls or his age at the time “but you were much older than them.”
“Children who are sexually abused suffer long term-consequences.”
The offences had clearly affected both girls since, the younger still being wary of people and reluctant to stay away from home and the sentence had to reflect that.