Teenager jailed over sex attack on 15-year-old girl

Kirby Chadwick.

Kirby Chadwick.

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A TEENAGER subjected a 15-year-old girl to a terrifying sex attack after using text messages to trick her to meet him in woodland.

Kirby Chadwick was handed an extended prison sentence after a judge told him he continued to pose a danger to the public.

Leeds Crown Court heard Chadwick managed to obtain the victim’s mobile phone number and began to send her anonymous texts.

The victim thought it was a friend playing a prank on her and she unwittingly went to meet Chadwick at Hemsworth Water Park.

Chadwick, who has previous convictions for sex offences, attacked the youngster and forced into her to a secluded wooded area.

He then threatened to push a stick down the girl’s throat before forcing her to undress.

Chadwick then carried out the prolonged sex attack as the victim cried and pleaded with him to stop.

During the attack Chadwick told her: “Be quiet or I will kill you.”

The attack ended when the girl spotted two golfers and ran to them for help.

Chadwick fled but was spotted leaving the scene. He was arrested at his home later that day. He had washed and changed his clothes in a bid to destroy evidence.

He pleaded guilty to a serious sexual offence.

The court heard he has a long history of violent and sexual offences, including a sex attacks on a boy and a girl. Chadwick also threatened to harm the young victims in those attacks if they told anyone.

He was the subject of a youth rehabilitation order when he carried out his latest attack. Paul Fleming, mitigating, said Chadwick had pleaded guilty to the offence at the earliest opportunity.

Chadwick, of Monkhill Lane, Pontefract, was told he must serve four years and eight months in a young offenders institution before spending an extended three year period on licence.

Judge Geoffrey Marson, QC, said: “In my judgement this was clearly a planned attack. You lured her there by a false name and immediately attacked her.

“It was a terrifying ordeal for her. It was a sustained attack.

“It has on any view, from what I have heard, caused significant psychological injury to that girl.”

Acting Detective Sergeant Rachel Darling of the Wakefield Public Protection Unit, said: “This was a particularly unpleasant attack against a young victim and Chadwick now has time in prison to consider the consequences of his actions.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victim in this case who was prepared to come forward and say what had happened during what was a horrific ordeal for her.”

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