Banbury man jailed for child sex offences


“The sentencing is a testament to the bravery shown by the victims in this investigation”

A Banbury man has been jailed for rape and other sexual offences against children.

Fifty-six year old David Ruddick, of Christchurch Court, was sentenced to 12 years in prison at Oxford Crown Court yesterday (July 25).   After that he will spend an extra four years on licence.

Ruddick had pleaded guilty to eight offences when he appeared on June 31.   These included two counts each of rape and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.   He also admitted indecent assault, sexual assault, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and causing a child to watch a sexual activity.

The offences involved two girls and a boy over a sustained period.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Jake Freeman, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “The sentencing is a testament to the bravery shown by the victims in this investigation.

“This has been a complex investigation and I am glad that David Ruddick has pleaded guilty to his crimes, meaning the victims avoid having to go through a trial.

“I would like to thank all the witnesses who have been involved in this investigation since it began in 2021.

“While nothing will change the impact of this man’s offences on the victims, it is my hope that they will now be able to put these awful events behind them and move on with their lives.

“I hope they can now find some comfort following Ruddick’s sentencing.

“It is so important that anyone who has experienced sexual abuse knows who they can speak to and feel confident they will be listened to.

“I would like to reassure the public that Thames Valley Police will always look to prosecute anyone who commits sexual offences against children, recent or non-recent.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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