Update: Released March 2018

March 2011

Depraved paedophile abused girl for years

A depraved paedophile that sexually abused and raped a young girl over a number of years has been sentenced to life with a minimum of eight years

Richard Matthew Caulfield, 45 of Tameside appeared at Huntingdon Law Courts where he was convicted of: 

  • Five counts of rape against a female child aged under 13

  • Three counts of indecent assault against a female child aged under 13

The court was told that depraved Caulfield had regularly abused and raped the young girl over the course of seven years. 

He was finally exposed, when the victim found the courage to speak out

The judge handed Caulfield a life sentence with a tariff of a minimum of eight years which he must serve in prison before the possibility of release

He was banned from ever working with children and was told to sign on the sex offenders register for life

An indefinite sexual harm prevention order was also imposed