Father of Brianna Ghey’s Killer Jailed for Sex Offenses

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29 Feb 2024 • 02:37 pm
Father of Brianna Ghey’s Killer Jailed for Sex Offenses

In a shocking development surrounding the tragic case of Brianna Ghey, the father of her convicted killer has been sentenced to jail for sex offenses. This latest twist adds another layer of complexity to a case that has already gripped the community with its harrowing details.

The father of a teenage boy who murdered Brianna Ghey has been jailed for 15 months after pleading guilty to sex offences.

Kyle Ratcliffe, 36, admitted two offences of exposure and one count of taking an indecent photo of a child.

Eddie Ratcliffe, along with Scarlett Jenkinson, was found guilty of killing Brianna in a park in Culcheth, Cheshire, in February 2023. Eddie got a life sentence with a minimum of 20 years, while Jenkinson got 22 years.

Eddie’s dad, Kyle Ratcliffe from Leigh, admitted to doing something wrong to two 16-year-old girls at a bus stop. This happened on two days in November last year, just before Eddie’s trial. Kyle, who has three kids and used to run a kick-boxing gym in Leigh, was driving his Maserati car on a road around 7:45 AM.

The perpetrator’s father, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim, was found guilty of committing sexual offenses. The nature of these offenses has not been disclosed publicly, but the severity of the charges underscores the gravity of the situation.

Brianna Ghey’s murder shook the community to its core when her lifeless body was discovered [specify location] on [date]. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest and conviction of [name of perpetrator], who was found guilty of [describe charges] and sentenced to [length of sentence] in prison.

While the focus has primarily been on seeking justice for Brianna and her grieving family, this recent development casts a spotlight on the broader implications of familial connections and their potential impact on criminal behavior.

The sentencing of the perpetrator’s father serves as a sobering reminder of the ripple effects of crime and the need for vigilance in addressing issues of violence and abuse within our communities. It also underscores the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions, regardless of their familial ties.

As the community continues to grapple with the aftermath of Brianna Ghey’s senseless murder, this latest revelation adds another layer of complexity to an already tragic tale. Our thoughts remain with Brianna’s loved ones as they navigate this difficult journey towards healing and closure.

‘Pack of lies’

As he passed the two girls, who were waiting to go to college, he turned his head towards them and as they looked back at him they could see his hand moving and his trousers pulled down to his knees.

Michelle Brown, prosecuting, said one girl was “shocked and in disbelief” at what she had seen.

The next day, he again passed them on the road at the same bus stop and was seen carrying out a sex act on himself again in his car.

On this occasion, one of the girls, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, took a photo of his car with her mobile phone.

Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe murdered Brianna by stabbing her 28 times in a park in Cheshire

Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe murdered Brianna by stabbing her 28 times in a park in Cheshire

Ratcliffe also pleaded guilty to taking an indecent photo of a pre-pubescent girl by covertly recording her in a changing room at a water park in Cheshire in August 2023.

He initially told a “pack of lies” to police, claiming the video had been sent to him and the exposure offences were caused by a medical problem he had.

But Ratcliffe, who appeared from custody at HMP Forest Bank, Salford, has previous past convictions for similar offences.

In 2008, he was given a suspended prison sentence for exposure in front of a girl aged 16.

In 2012, he was given a three-year community order for exposure after being seen carrying out a sex act on himself behind the wheel of his vehicle while stopped at a red light.

Mark Friend, mitigating, said, “One knows not the motivation to behave in the way he did.

“The reality is, it is perhaps either difficult or unrealistic to divide this defendant from that which has befallen his family.

“So far as their life as it is now, it is but a shadow that they enjoyed prior to February 2023.

“The defendant accepts that he has played his own part in this misery and left his wife and other two children dealing with that burden alone.”

Judge John Potter said the prosecution and conviction of his son for murder was not “in any way” mitigation for the offending.

“This is not the first time in your life you have harmed others in this way,” he said.

“The offences on this indictment coupled with your previous convictions make it quite clear that you have a sexual attraction towards female children and teenagers whom you objectivise for the purpose of your own sexual gratification.

“This, Mr Ratcliffe, has potential to cause very serious harm and portrays you, in my judgment, as currently presenting a significant risk to such individuals.”

A reporting restriction preventing publication of Ratcliffe’s prosecution was lifted earlier by Judge Potter.

The cold-blooded killing of Brianna, who was transgender, shocked people across the world.

Brianna was stabbed 28 times in Culcheth Linear Park

Brianna was stabbed 28 times in Culcheth Linear Park

Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, who had a fascination with violence, torture and murder, had planned the murder for weeks and had drawn up a “kill list” of five children, before settling on Brianna as their target.

Brianna was attacked with a hunting knife in broad daylight after being lured to Culcheth Linear Park, suffering stab wounds to her head, neck, chest.

Both teenagers then went home and carried on as if nothing had happened before being arrested the following the day.

During the 18-day trial, they blamed each other for the killing but they were both convicted of her murder and jailed.

Published: 29th Feb 2024

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