August 2019

Paedophile sentenced for abusing young girl

A paedophile pensioner that sexually assaulted a four year old girl has been sentenced to a total of six years

Raymond John Moyle, 71 of Tunstall, Catterick Garrison appeared at Crown Court where he was found guilty by a trial of: 

  • Causing or inciting a female child under 13 to engage in sexual activity

  • Sexual assault on a female child aged under 13

The court was told that Moyle began abusing the four old girl in April 2018.

After initially molesting the girl, Moyle escalated the abuse to giving oral sexual activity to the girl

On another occasion, he forced the young girl to give him oral sex, which was witnessed by a six year old boy.

Throughout the build up to the trial and during the trial, Moyle denied any sexual activity with the child, which forced the children to give evidence. However, the jury saw through Moyle’s lies and found him guilty on both counts.

A witness impact statement explained how both children had been deeply affected by both the abuse and witnessing it. 

The judge handed Moyle six years imprisonment on each count which would run concurrent 

Moyle was told that a sexual harm prevention order would be imposed until further notice and he would be required to register as a sex offender for life