May 2016

Jailed for raping a seven-year-old girl


A 34-year-old man has been sentenced for child sexual offences in Bucks.

Michael Duncan, formerly known as Michael McGowan, of The Crescent, Bletchley, was sentenced yesterday (Tue) to five years’ imprisonment at Amersham Crown Court.

Duncan was convicted on Monday, April 4 of one count of rape against a seven-year-old girl and one count of indecent assault against an eight-year-old girl following a week–long trial at Aylesbury Crown Court.

The rape offence took place between December 1996 and December 1997 and the indecent assault offence against another girl took place between April 1996 and November 1996.

He was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for the count of rape and six months’ imprisonment for the count of indecent assault, which will run concurrently.

Duncan was also found guilty on September 14, 2015 at Aylesbury Crown Court of one count of indecent assault between April 1996 and December 1996 against the rape victim following an earlier week-long trial.

The offences took place in Milton Keynes when Duncan was aged 14.

Yesterday he received two years’ imprisonment for this offence, which will run concurrently to the other sentences, making a total of five years’ imprisonment.

Duncan was arrested on March 10, 2014 and he was charged with the offences on September 29, 2014.