A solider and a former paramedic found guilty of rape and sexual assaults

18/11/2011

Today at Worcester Crown Court, Ian Tuckley, aged 32 and Martin Finney, aged 40, have been found guilty of a series of rapes and sexual assaults against children.

Stephen Davies, Crown Advocate for West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said:

"People who sexually abuse children should be under no illusions that they will be brought before the courts and justice will prevail. These verdicts and sentences support that assertion. Even the most challenging cases, as here, can and will be prosecuted.

"This is a case of rape and sexual abuse of two children over many years. Both these men were in positions of trust and they abused that trust in respect of their victims.

"They both protested their innocence throughout in respect of these charges, even though Ian Tuckley pleaded guilty previously to having sexual intercourse with one of the victims, and a series of offences relating to indecent images of the most serious kind.

"The CPS has worked closely with both the West Mercia and West Midlands Police forces, as well as the Ministry of Defence, throughout the case. I would like to thank all these organisations for all the work they have undertaken enabling a successful and robust prosecution.

"Our thoughts are of course with the victims and their families at this time and hope that todays convictions will help them in coming to terms with what has happened to them."