Pervert jailed after 20 years

Matthew Hendricks By Matthew Hendricks, 16th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Tina Renton was 14 when she finally told a friend about what her stepfather had been doing to her for the past eight years.

Pervert jailed after 20 years

According to Huisgenoot, the two girls were playing truant when Tina let the word slip.
When the principal found them out, it was her friend Sam who made her tell it to the principal.

The principal told Tina to tell her mother about her stepfather David Moore "touching" her.

Her mother however didn't want to live without Dave. Her solution was that Dave was to install a lock on Tina's bedroom door so she can lock herself in at night, and that her mother also lock Dave in her bedroom with her at night.

According to the DailyMail, twenty years later, studying for a law degree, Tina Renton learned that there is no time limit in which you can lay a charge against a sexual offender. Tina just wanted Dave to pay for what he had done, and would be happy with any jailtime for him; one or two years, or even as little as six months.

With the help of a child protection official, Julia Godfrey, against Tina's expectations a judge gave Dave fourteen years. Tina felt that justice has prevailed.

‘I’m so pleased I went through with it and urge other children who are being abused to stand up for themselves,’ Tina Renton said, according to DailyMail.

According to, she said: “I delayed telling the police when I left home as I fell into a bad relationship and then struggled as a single mother. I had no confidence and wrongly assumed I had left it too late. Getting the degree made all the difference.”


Abuse, Jail, Pervert, Rape, Stepfather, Tina Renton

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