Prison electrician paedophile jailed for sexually abusing young girl for SEVEN years

Published January 16, 2015 by JS2

The victim contemplated suicide for many years after it stopped but she decided that she could not put her children through it

Brian-Hanley

A paedophile who raped a schoolgirl for seven years from the age of nine has been jailed for more than 13 years.

Brian Hanley, 55, worked as an electrician at Holme House Prison, Stockton, when he sexually terrorised the youngster from the age of nine after leaving notes for her to find, reports Gazette Live.

The victim, who is now married, told her husband in May last year after living with the torment since 1996.

Prosecutor Sarah Mallett told Teesside Crown Court that the abuse went on for seven years.

The victim contemplated suicide for many years after it stopped but she decided that she could not put her children through it.

A statement from her which was read out in court said: “After suffering this abuse for eight years I believe that it had a severe impact on my life and my mental health.

“I questioned myself for a long time ‘Why me ?’ Did I do anything to cause it?

“I have contemplated suicide many times but I would never put my children through that.

“As a child I used to pull out my eyelashes and my hair. I am still a suspecting person when it comes to men. He played psychological mind games and blackmailed me. I know now that I have to live with these memories for the rest of my life.

“I feel that my life in any sense is ruined and changed because of dark memories. I feel cheated out of my childhood.”

Teesside Crown Court
Terrible Experience: Teesside Crown Court heard the victim’s life had been ruined by the years of abuse

The woman said that she is still receiving counselling and she was on anti-depressants so that she can sleep at night.

Hanley confessed to his crimes when he was interviewed on May 27 last year.

Andrew Turton, defending, said that Hanley had no previous convictions prior to then, and he had shown remorse by indicating early guilty pleas.

Judge Howard Crowson told Hanley: “I am persuaded that there is evidence of genuine remorse.

“I hope that during your prison period you will receive whatever treatment will be helpful to you and when you are released you will receive assistance as a sex offender.”

Hanley, formerly of Stockton Street, Billingham, and latterly of Newcommen Court, Redcar, was jailed for 13 years and four months, with an indefinite Sexual Offence’s Prevention Order and ordered to register as a sexual offender for life. He was banned for life from associating with girls under 16.

He pleaded guilty to eight offences of rape, five of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The crown accepted his not guilty pleas to another indecent assault and an attempted rape.

By Mhairi Macfarlane

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