Rapist Spared Jail as Too Young for Prison

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A RAPIST has been spared jail time as the Judge considered him too young for prison, despite him admitting to rape and a sex offence against a young victim.

Craig Oxenham, 18, was caught after his young victim kept screenshots of Oxenham’s messages to him. The sexual offences were carried out between September 2017 and June 2018 at a cemetery and a golf club in Fife.

Oxenham was aged 16 and 17 at the time of the crimes and has been given 300 hours’ community service rather than jail time. Judge Lady Stacey speaking to Oxenham said, “I want you to understand you pled guilty to very serious charges. I am not going to send you to custody. Given your young age it is not necessary to send you to custody.”

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The defence said that, Oxenham “accepts what he did was wrong” and that “he is now attending college and trying to make something of his life.”


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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