Following an extensive investigation by Thames Valley Police a man has been sentenced for sexual offences against a girl.
Christopher Breen, aged 77, of Ray Lea Close, Maidenhead, was sentenced, under section 236a Criminal Justice Act 2003, to a Special Custodial Sentence of 13 years’ imprisonment and an extended licence period of one year.
He will be registered on the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.
He was sentenced on Friday (4/9) after being found guilty at Reading Crown Court following a five day trial which concluded on Friday 28 August 2020.
Breen was convicted of rape of a girl, the offences took place in the 1980s in Maidenhead.
Breen was charged by postal notification on 8 July 2019.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Sharon Lenihan of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based at Windsor, said: “I am satisfied that Breen has been convicted of these offences.
“He abused a young girl for his own gratification and it’s clear that he has shown no remorse for what he has done. He will now have to face up to his terrible actions.
“I would like to pay tribute to the victim for standing up against her attacker in court and see him convicted.
“I hope this case shows that time should be no barrier to reporting sexual abuse and that if you make a report to us you will be taken seriously, we will treat you sensitively and look to investigate and bring offenders to justice through the courts.”