The “senior member” of the far-right English Defence League Leigh McMillan has been sentenced for 17 years of prison for sexually abusing 10-year-old girl. It has been said that he abused a schoolgirl for over five years by threatening her. Leigh McMillan has been sentenced to 17 years of prison, because of the sexual harassment he caused on a little 10-year-old girl.
Leigh McMillan, 46, assaulted a 10-year-old victim by cigarettes and drugs. He has also subjected the little girl to a “spiral of sexual abuse” during the mid-1990s. According to the jurors at the Old Bailey, he threatened the girl: “You mustn’t tell your mum – she’d be really upset,” while he attacked her on her mom’s bed.
“He assaulted the youngster around 100 times over a five-year period”, the court said. The prosecutor Jane Carpenter told jurors the girl “felt as if every day was Groundhog Day” and described her own ordeal as a “spiral of abuse”. The little girl has also told the court that she “had not had control” of her own life.
In September 2016, Leigh McMillan was arrested. In the trial on Monday, the judge, recorder Bruce Houlder QC, prisoned him for 17 years. “What you did was entirely devoid of any form of consent,” Houlder said, emphasizing on how McMillan had “deprived her of a natural childhood”, “ruined her relationship with men” and left her with a “terrible legacy” of abuse due to his “warped and persistent attacks”.