July 2019

Dunstable paedophile who abused girl 11 found guilty of ‘heinous’ crimes

A paedophile who dragged his brave victim through courts twice after denying historic sex abuse crimes has been told he faces jail.

Patrick Ryan, 76, of Poynters Road, Dunstable, was found guilty today (Monday) of three counts of indecent assault of a girl under the age of 14.

The abuse started when the girl was between the ages of 11 and 12 20 years ago.

Ryan would consistently touch her in a sexual manner, which happened regularly over a year.

She reported it to the police in 2017. When Ryan was arrested and questioned, he denied all allegations and went on to plead not guilty at an earlier court hearing.

Ryan will be sentenced on 12 September.