January 2021

Sick paedophile who abducted and raped girl, 3, in country park is jailed

A twisted and dangerous sex predator who abducted and raped a three-year-old girl in a ‘brutal and terrifying ordeal’ has been jailed.

Graham Medway snatched the little girl after she had become separated from her family for a matter of minutes, on August 31.

The perverted 62-year-old then subjected the child to a sickening sex attack at Fort Victoria Country Park, near Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

Following the attack, Medway at first denied any involvement, and only admitted to the offence once presented with DNA evidence.

Now the vile monster has been jailed for his crime after previously admitting raping the child during an earlier hearing in October

Appearing at Newport Crown Court today, Medway was jailed for nine years and will serve a further five-year extension to his licence period.

The mother’s statement said her child had changed since the ‘horrific’ crime, and had become defiant and aggressive.

She said words couldn’t describe the full impact on the family, who live on the Island.

Her words were read out by prosecutor David Richards.

The mother said: “Our job is to keep her safe but as a result of this man’s actions we have an overwhelming guilt that we failed to protect her and keep her safe.

“This has changed our lives.”

Judge Roger Hetherington said the parents were not at fault at all and had further been put through the trauma of the investigation into the crime, when Medway at first denied it.”

October 2020

Vile sex beast aged 62 admits horrific rape of three-year-old girl in woods

A 62-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the rape of a three-year-old girl at a country park, according to police.

Graham Medway, from Freshwater, admitted the attack on the girl at Fort Victoria Country Park in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, on August 31.

He was remanded in custody at Newport Crown Court to be sentenced on January 8.

It is understood the victim was enjoying a day out with her family when Medway managed to lure her away and took her into dense woodland.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: “On the afternoon of Monday 31 August this year, police were called to Fort Victoria Country Park with a report that a young girl had been seriously sexually assaulted in an area of woodland by a man she did not know.

“Following a thorough investigation involving police officers from across the Isle of Wight and the mainland, 62-year-old Graham Medway from Freshwater was charged with rape of a child under the age of 13.

“Appearing at Newport Crown Court today, he admitted the offence and was remanded in custody to appear at the same court on Friday 8 January 2021 for sentencing.”