York man jailed for multiple cases of child sex abuse

Jailed for 15 years at York Crown Court: Adrian Joseph Rennie
20 Jul 2018 @ 7.42 pm
| Crime, News

A York man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison plus an additional five years on licence for historic child sex offences.

Adrian Joseph Rennie, 29, of York, was jailed on Friday (July 20) after pleading guilty to multiple child sex offences following a trial at York Crown Court.

Rennie, who is already serving a ten year prison sentence for previous sexual offences against children, pleaded guilty to six charges of raping boys and 14 charges of causing or inciting boys under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

The investigation into the crimes, for which Rennie was sentenced today, was conducted by North Yorkshire Police’s York Serious Crime Team based at Fulford over a period of three and a half years.

It involved specialist officers in addition to Child Intermediaries and other agencies to gather the evidence culminating in today’s sentence.

‘Cunning and predatory’

York Crown Court
Following sentencing, a spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police, said:

  • Adrian Rennie has today been sentenced for his grave sexual offences against children. Rennie is a cunning and predatory paedophile who has offended against male and female children.

    However, all of his cunning came to nought when victim after victim came forward, each taking strength from the other to unmask a chain of offending totalling approximately seven years.

    I would pay tribute not only to those brave children, but also to their families who have cared for and supported their loved ones so well.

    There was a stark contrast in court between the cowardly and shameful behaviour of Rennie, who targeted the most vulnerable, and the courage and dignity shown by the families, there to see justice done.

The spokesperson singled out the Independent Sexual Violence Advisors for their care and assistance to the victims and their families.

“They have been outstanding in guiding them through the investigation and court process as well as providing support and counselling,” she said.

“Court attendance can be distressing for victims and witnesses and we would also like to thank the volunteers in Witness Support, who do so much to in their free time to help and reassure them.”