Rapist jailed for eight years

Barton man was already serving 12 years for historic rape offence

7 Jul 2015

A BARTON man serving a 12 year sentence for an historic sexual offences has been jailed for a further eight years, after another victim came forward.

Edward Lowe, 70, formerly of Elswick Gardens, Barton, was first convicted two years ago in relation to a offences dating back to the late seventies.

He was initially convicted of one count of rape and four of indecent assault, dating back to 1979 and 1980.

Following his conviction, a further 12-year-old victim came forward to police with allegations he had raped her.

Lowe pleaded guilty to the offence and yesterday he was sentenced to eight years in prison at Grimsby Crown Court, to run consecutively to his original sentence – a total of 20 years.

DC Mark Lilleyman, who led the investigation, said he was delighted such a dangerous offender would be spending 20 years behind bars.

He said: “This was an excellent decision to run this case by the CPS reviewing lawyer, as it was clearly in the public interest to significantly extend this offender’s sentence.”