Bacup man jailed over 14 sex offences

A MAN from Bacup has been jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of 14 counts of sexual offences, including rape and gross indecency with a child.

A jury at Preston Crown Court found Joseph Swift, 53, of Cutler Greens Farm, guilty of three rapes, one attempted rape, six indecent assaults and four counts of gross indecency with a child. The offences were committed some time ago.

DC Deborah Sethi, from Lancashire Police, said: “This was a long and protracted enquiry spanning nearly three years.

“I hope this significant sentence provides some comfort and closure to the victim who suffered this horrific abuse at the hands of Swift.

“These offences were committed a long time ago and the victim has had to live with the effects ever since.

“This sentence indicates the serious, controlling and degrading nature of the abuse she suffered.

“I would like to commend her on the incredible courage and bravery she has shown in giving her evidence at court not once, but twice.

“We will always vigorously investigate reports of this type, supporting the victims through the court process, whilst violent sexual offenders, such as Joseph Swift, are brought to justice.”

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7:21pm Thu 26 Dec 13

buckoff says...

One thing I hate is cruelty to animals but I will make an exception to this one. The only hope for justice is when he is locked up with the pedos and rapists they pin him down and do the same to him. Yet what is the point in wasting taxpayers cash to keep this scum alive?
One thing I hate is cruelty to animals but I will make an exception to this one. The only hope for justice is when he is locked up with the pedos and rapists they pin him down and do the same to him. Yet what is the point in wasting taxpayers cash to keep this scum alive? buckoff

11:48pm Thu 26 Dec 13

jaffa90 says...

Give me a bullet and I`ll pull the trigger after he has dug his own grave.
Give me a bullet and I`ll pull the trigger after he has dug his own grave. jaffa90

8:56am Fri 27 Dec 13

Biggy12 says...

Sounds like this guy was a 'prolific offender'.he should be shot an his farm an assets sold to try an compensate his victims.but chances are he'll be put on a secure wing an all his needs catered for...what a f*cking joke
Sounds like this guy was a 'prolific offender'.he should be shot an his farm an assets sold to try an compensate his victims.but chances are he'll be put on a secure wing an all his needs catered for...what a f*cking joke Biggy12

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