Predator who used fake Facebook account to rape teen girls is jailed

Barry Price, 24, pretended to be 17 to befriend his victims before subjecting them to 'heinous sexual offences'.

1/17/2021 11:00:00 PM

Barry Price, 24, pretended to be 17 to befriend his victims before subjecting them to 'heinous sexual offences'.

Barry Price, 24, pretended to be 17 to befriend his victims before subjecting them to 'heinous sexual offences'.

Caption: ?Self-entitled? sexual predator who raped two teenagers jailed for 18 yearsA ‘callous’ sexual predator who used a fake Facebook profile to rape teenage girls has been jailed for 18 years.Barry Price, 24, posed as a 17-year-old boy to befriend his victims before carrying out ‘heinous sexual offences’, a court heard.

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He arranged to meet his first victim, aged 16, in October 2019, driving her to a field before forcing her to turn her phone onto ‘airplane mode’ and raping her in his car.He later drove her to a property in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, before raping and assaulting her again – then dropped her off at a nearby train station, cruelly telling her: ‘Good luck getting home’.

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe second victim, 15, was attacked at the same property in November 2019, the court was told. Price threatened her and destroyed her phone when she tried to escape.Both girls were praised as ‘truly inspirational’ for their strength in coming forward to report their ordeals. headtopics.com

Price, of no fixed address, was unanimously convicted of four counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault and two counts of false imprisonment after a trial at Luton Crown Court.Price was jailed at Luton Crown Court on Friday (Picture: PA)He was handed a 14-year prison sentence with an extension of four years to reflect the dangerous nature of his offending, and was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and an indefinite restraining order against his victims.

Sentencing at the court on Friday, Recorder James Wood QC described Price as ‘callous’ and ‘showing no remorse or empathy’. Praising the victims for their courage, he told Price: ‘The memory of what you did to them will live with them forever.’'Selfish' lockdown flat party caught out after posting selfies on Instagram

Detective Sergeant Clare Gilbert, of Bedfordshire Police’s Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) team, who led this investigation, said: ‘It wasn’t easy for the girls to report what he did to them, and I want to thank them again for their strength in coming forward, which has been truly inspirational.

‘Hopefully seeing Price locked up will allow them to begin their journeys to recovery. ‘DS Gilbert added: ‘I am satisfied to see that Price will now be incarcerated for such a significant time after committing these heinous sexual offences, by deliberately hiding his true identity on social media for the purpose of gaining access to young girls. headtopics.com

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