Vile paedophile muffled girl’s cries as he raped her and beat her if she said no

A vile paedophile who repeatedly raped a young girl muffled her cries as he assaulted her despite her pleading for him not to commit his sick crimes, a court has heard.

Brian Moynihan, 66, was on Thursday, January 21, found guilty of 12 counts of rape and two of indecent assault following a trial – and has now been warned in court that he is facing a long prison sentence, StaffordshireLive reports.

A jury at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court was told that Moynihan's young victim finally plucked up the courage to come forward and report the matter to the police decades later after confiding in someone exactly what had happened to her.

Peter Cooper, prosecuting, said the defendant molested her at several different locations.

"These offences would often follow a pattern," Mr Cooper told the jury.

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"If she didn’t comply, he would threaten her and sometimes beat her.

"She was sometimes tearful and pleaded with him not to do things."

Moynihan would also force her to have oral sex with him and made her strip off her clothes.

At his trial, the defendant, of Chapel Street, Silverdale, Lancashire, claimed the incidents never happened and he denied all 14 charges.

Following the verdicts, Paul Cliff, defending, asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by a probation officer.

Judge Paul Glenn agreed to the request and adjourned the case.

"Obviously, custody is inevitable – and lengthy custody," he said.

"But it has been a long time since the offences were committed. It has been a long time since he’s been before a court and I ought to take account of what the probation service can tell me about his personal circumstances."

Moynihan has been placed on the Sex Offenders' Register ahead of the sentencing hearing.

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

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