June 2008

Stretford rapist jailed indefinitely

David O'Dare

A 30-year-old sex offender from Stretford has been jailed indefinitely.

David O’Dare, 30, of Ripon Road,was found guilty at an earlier hearing at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court of raping a woman and sexually assaulting a girl in two separate attacks.

He was sentenced to an indeterminate prison sentence for public protection and ordered to serve a minimum term of four and half years behind bars before he will be eligible to apply for parole.

On 26 February 2006, O’Dare sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl.

He then raped his next victim, a 20-year-old woman on 4 August 2007.

The woman had been at a friend’s house in Urmston when she was raped.

She immediately pushed O’Dare away and ran upstairs to tell her friend what had happened. The police were then contacted.

In addition to his jail sentence, O’Dare was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

Detective Constable Sandra Callender of the Trafford Division Public Protection Investigation Unit said: “The two victims in this case were not linked in any way and the fact that O’Dare has targeted two people shows he is clearly a dangerous man.

“As in all cases of rape and sexual assault we will provide as much support as possible, and we work with a number of specialist agencies who can provide support packages to help people overcome this type of attack.

“Support is out there and I would encourage people who find themselves having gone through similar situations to come forward and report them so that we can provide a level of care and help bring the offenders to justice.”