Matthew Lee Scaife ,36,of Crown Terrace has been described by police as a ‘very dangerous and depraved individual’
A Scarborough man who groomed and raped a 12 year old girl multiple times in 2016 is beginning a 20 year jail sentence.
Matthew Lee Scaife, who’s 36 and from Crown Terrace in the town, was described by the police as a ‘very dangerous and depraved individual who is rightfully in prison for a very long time’.
He had previously been found guilty of nine offences, including four counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and two counts of making indecent images of children.
The offences against the girl occurred between May and September 2016 in the Scarborough and Malton areas.
The indecent images of children offences, which consisted of both Category B and Category C material, were uncovered in March 2017.
Judge Simon Hickey told Scaife:
“You are, in my judgement, dangerous.”
“We truly hope the outcome at court provides some comfort and gives her strength for the future.
Seeking further support, advice and ways of reporting child abuse:
Call us on 101 if you have been a victim of abuse.
If you are in immediate danger, always dial 999 for an emergency response.
Childline is available for young people on 0800 1111 or at childline.org.uk
North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership – www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk
City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership (CYSCP) – www.saferchildrenyork.org.uk
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Victims who would prefer not to go direct to the police and are not in immediate danger, can contact Bridge House, North Yorkshire’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), on 0330 223 0362, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.bridgehousesarc.org
You can also contact the Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire at www.supportingvictims.org or call 01609 643100.