Pensioner who raped girl jailed for 14 years

A paedophile who raped one of his victims and told her he would kill her if she told anyone has been jailed for 14 years.

Barry Wrightson, 79, also sexually assaulted a second girl, Grimsby Crown Court heard. He was convicted of two offences of rape and six others concerning sexual activity with a child.

He denied all charges and was cleared only of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

Wrightson was living in Lincoln when the offences took place according to Grimsby Live. Some of the offences took place in Grimsby.

Prosecutor Gordon Stabels reportedly said the girls had suffered lasting health issues due to what happened to them.

Judge Mark Bury was quoted as describing the effects of the abuse as ‘unforgivable’, adding that he told one girls he would kill her if she ever told anyone.

Wrightson will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life.