UK: Lincoln paedophile gets a slap on the wrist, 5 years, for vodka-related rape of 2 teenage girls
Saturday July 14 2007
Girls' parents hit out as rape 'monster' gets five years
A paedophile who groomed and raped two teenage girls has been locked up for five years.
Paedophile rapist Richard Todd
Lincoln Crown Court heard 48-year-old Richard Todd fed the girls enough vodka to take them to the brink of unconsciousness.
He then subjected them to sex acts.
Michael Cramner-Brown, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that the victims were raped separately on two dates last year.
On the earlier date the younger victim drank one-and-a-half litres of cider and two or three glasses of vodka - about half a bottle.
Several months later, the older girl was attacked after she had been plied with beer, vodka and other shots.
The families of the victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, say they are disgusted with Todd's sentence.
They claim "a monster like him" should be locked up for 10 years at the very least.
And the fact that he will be out of prison on licence after just two-and-a-half "makes them sick".
For the full story and an interview with the victims' mothers, see July 14, 2007, Lincolnshire Echo.