Sex offender struck in Hemsworth Water Park

Kirby Chadwick jailed for a sex offence at Hemsworth Water Park
Kirby Chadwick jailed for a sex offence at Hemsworth Water Park

A teenager subjected a 15-year-old girl to a terrifying sex attack after using text messages to trick her to meet him in woodland near Hemsworth Water Park.

Kirby Chadwick, 18, who has previous convictions for sex offences, was handed an extended sentence after a judge told him he continued to pose a danger to the public.

Chadwick was sent to a young offenders’ institution for four years and eight months. He must also serve an extra three years on licence.

Leeds Crown Court heard Chadwick, of Monkhill Lane, Pontefract, managed to obtain the victim’s mobile phone number and began to send her anonymous texts.

The victim thought it was a friend playing a prank on her and she unwittingly went to meet Chadwick at the park on Hoyle Mill Road.

Chadwick then attacked the youngster and forced into her to a secluded wooded area.

He then threatened to push a stick down the girl’s throat before forcing her to undress. Chadwick then carried out the prolonged sex attack as the victim pleaded with him to stop. During the attack Chadwick told her: “Be quiet or I will kill you.”

The attack ended when the girl spotted two men and ran for help.

Paul Fleming, mitigating, said Chadwick had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

The court heard Chadwick had a “bad list” of previous convictions, including sex attacks on a boy and a girl.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said: “In my judgement this was clearly a planned attack. You lured her there by a false name and immediately attacked her. It was a terrifying ordeal for her. It was a sustained attack.”

Acting Det Sgt Rachel Darling said afterwards: “I would like to pay tribute to the victim in this case who was prepared to come forward and say what had happened during what was a horrific ordeal for her.”