September 2020

Nine years in prison for man who raped a disabled girl in Rushden

A 68-year-old man who raped a disabled girl has been jailed for a total of nine years.

James Reeve, aged 68, of Leamington, Warwickshire, was arrested after his seven-year-old victim disclosed the offences to Northamptonshire Police in August 2019.

Reeve was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday, September 15) having admitted rape, a string of further sexual assaults and one of possessing indecent images of children. The offences took place in Rushden.

Judge Adrienne Lucking QC sentenced Reeve to nine years for rape. On the remaining seven sexual assaults and the possession of indecent images, he received sentences of between 18 months and seven-and-a-half years, to run concurrently.

He was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.