A MAN who was jailed for raping a young girl was reportedly planning to work as a childrens’ entertainer in Mallorca.
According to British press, Durham Crown Court heard that James Milburn, 19, did a stint working on the island, and on his return to England said that he planned to return to work as a kids’ holiday rep.
But, during this time, the mother of his victim reported the rape to the police.
Shaun Dodds, prosecuting, reportedly said Milburn flew from Leeds Bradford Airport to Palma, on discovering he was being investigated,
But family members urged him to return and he was arrested by police at the airport when he landed.
Milburn apparently made no comment to police questions but, after the case was sent to the crown court, he admitted a charge of rape.
Liam O’Brien, defending, told the court there was nothing he could say to ‘diminish the pain and suffering of the victim in this case and that of her family’.
He said Milburn ‘was old enough to know right from wrong’.
Judge Jonathan Carroll imposed a six-year and nine-month custodial sentence and made Milburn subject to registration as a sex offender for life.