December 2018

Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison Following Serious Sexual Offences

A depraved man who raped a woman and two children has been jailed for 20 years.

John Lord, aged 36, of School Yard in Horbury, appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Friday 30 November, to be sentenced for a total of 34 counts, two counts of rape against an adult woman and 34 counts of rape and indecent assault against two children.

The offences against the children happened in 1994 and the offences against the woman occurred in 2014 at addresses in Mirfield and Huddersfield.

He was found guilty of all offences after two trials at Leeds Crown Court.