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Man jailed for multiple historical sex offences

News   •   Mar 11, 2019 14:53 GMT

Jailed: Michael Shaw

Man sentenced for multiple historical sexual offences

Michael Shaw, 69 (22.12.49) of Stable Close, Northolt was sentenced today to 14-years in prison for seven sexual offences.

He was found guilty by a jury on Monday 18 February of the following:
- Three counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 years old
- Three counts of causing or inciting a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity
- One count of oral rape.

Shaw was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court.

The court heard that at in the early 2000's, Shaw would meet the victim (who was known to him) at an address in west London.

The abuse started when Shaw would tickle the victim, who was in her early teens at the time of the assaults, before sexually assaulting her.

The victim reported the abuse to police in June 2017.

Shaw was arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault in July 2017. Upon his arrest, he stated: “It’s not true.”

He was charged on 4 July 2018.

Detective Constable Paul Jackson, from the Met’s West Area Child Abuse Investigation Team, said: “Today’s result is a great achievement that removes a dangerous predator off the streets. Shaw preyed on a vulnerable young girl – grooming her for his own gratification.

“I would like to commend the bravery and courage of the victim who come forward to police after all these years, and describe the horrible memories that she endured whilst being abused by Shaw.”