November 2019

Paedophile sentenced to 24 years

A paedophile has been jailed for 24 years for a “campaign of rape” that made a young girl suicidal.

At one stage, she took an overdose to try and end her suffering at the hands of Carl John Seed, 34, a social services statement said.

York Crown Court heard the Ryedale girl eventually managed to tell a teacher and Seed was arrested.

Judge Simon Hickey said Seed had looked for a child to abuse after getting a sexual video of children on his computer.

He had isolated and groomed the girl as he subjected her to years of abuse including making her watch adult pornography.

York Crown Court heard she told a social worker: “He said he loved me. Why, if he loved me, why did he do this to me?”

She had to undergo the ordeal of giving evidence because Seed, of Aston Terrace, Bramley, denied 13 charges of sexual offences against her.

A York jury convicted him of eight rapes, one attempted rape and four sexual assaults.

The judge told Seed he had carried out a “campaign of rape” against the girl.

Seed showed no reaction as he was jailed for 24 years plus four years extended prison licence.

He was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order and put on the sex offenders’ register, both for life, and barred from ever working with children or vulnerable people.

He will have to serve 16 years before being considered for release.