September 2019

Man who raped teenager jailed for nine years

Kevin Bagby

A man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to raping a teenager ten years ago.

Kevin Bagby pleaded guilty to six charges

Kevin Bagby had abused the girl for more than a year. He had plied her with alcohol left her emotionally scarred by the experience.

She found the courage to report what he’d done to her last year.

Today at Mold crown court, Bagby, 49, was told he had ruined the girl’s life. His defence team claimed he had been unhappy in his marriage at the time of the offending, and had allowed himself to develop feelings for the girl.

But Judge Rhys Rowlands said it was concerning that he seemed to view the child as more mature than she was.

A victim impact statement, read to the court by prosecutor Andrew Green, told how the girl had never been able to have a relationship since the abuse, and she couldn’t trust anyone.

She had become depressed and self-harmed.

Defence barrister Oliver King said Bagby accepted full responsibility, and hadn’t done as many others in his position would and profess his innocence.

“He will carry the stigma of being a man who raped a child for the rest of life,” Mr King told the court.

Bagby, of Linden Avenue in Connah’s Quay , had admitted six offences against the girl, including four of sexual assault and two of rape.

He was jailed for nine years and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.

An indefinite sexual harm prevention order was made, and he’s not to have any unsupervised contact with any girl under the age of 16.