July 2019

Stoke-on-Trent rapist, 18, had sex with schoolgirl 14 times

An 18-year-old sex offender told a young girl not to tell anyone about their sexual encounters.

But his offending eventually came to light and he was arrested.

Bradley Williams, of May Place, Fenton, has admitted raping a child under the age of 13 and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. He also admitted taking a vehicle without consent and driving without a licence.

Now he has walked out of Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after being handed a two-year youth rehabilitation order – which includes supervision and a curfew – and a 12-month community order.

Prosecutor Nicholas Tatlow told the court: “Bradley told the girl not to tell her father what had happened.”

The motoring offence related to when Williams crashed a stolen motorbike in Burslem.

Mr Tatlow added: “He tried to overtake a van while riding the motorcycle with a female passenger and had no licence or insurance. After the crash they ran off to A&E.”

Recorder Michelle Heeley made Williams the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. He will also be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for the next five years.

She told Williams: “You raped a girl under the age of 13 and took a bike that was not yours, crashing it and causing injury.

“The girl could not consent to have sexual intercourse but you did on 14 occasions. You were told to stop but did not.

“You have spent your life moving from home to home.”