A former head teacher who raped a young girl has been jailed for 15 years. Malcolm Ford, 66, raped the youngster repeatedly over a period of three years, a court heard.
A judge said the pervert clearly got ‘excitement’ from power and control over his victim. Malcom Ford, who at the time of the offenses was head of the Heys Primary School in Ashton-under-Lyne, admitted four counts of rape on the child.
He vehemently denied the rape charges – and denied ever touching her. But a jury at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court found him guilty of all four counts of child rape. Prosecutors told how Malcolm Ford, who lived in Ashton, at the time, had begun by fondling the child. He later went on to rape her repeatedly.
Guy Mathieson, prosecuting, earlier told the jury how the four counts of rape represented many attacks over a long period of time. Malcolm Ford, now of Bell Street, Southport, told the jury the girl had lied about the rapes and exaggerated everything else, but they rejected his claims and found him guilty.
The court heard he was in the teaching profession for 29 years, chair of the board of governors and a Labour party district councillor who represented Skelmersdale for West Lancashire. Malcom Ford was banned from working with children for life and must sign the sex offenders register. He
received a 15yr jail sentence.
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