Jason Winskill, ,left, and his younger brother, Jamie Chapman, were found guilty of child sex offences at Southwark Crown Court [Photographs from Metropolitan Police]
Two brothers have been sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison after they molested two young girls from a Hillingdon children’s home.
Jason Winskill and his younger brother Jamie Chapman targeted girls from the Mulberry Parade Children’s Home in West Drayton between May and December 2012.
The two victims were both 15 when the brothers groomed them. Jason Winskill, 25, befriended them after meeting them separately in the West Drayton area.
He told the pair that they were ‘special’, and convinced each girl that he was in an exclusive relationship with her. He plied the vulnerable girls with alcohol to enable him to commit the abuse.
The pair were caught after Hillingdon Borough Council became concerned about the girls in their care. In October 2013 an investigation was launched by detectives from the Met’s Sexual Exploitation Team, and now the pair have been brought to justice.
Winskill, of Hatton Grove, will spend 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of rape, attempted rape, four counts of sexual activity with a child, and one count of being involved in the supply of cannabis.
His brother Jamie Chapman, 20, was also found guilty of sexual activity with a child and being involved in the supply of cannabis.
When Chapman, of Hillingdon Road, discovered the police investigation, he left a voicemail message for another of the victims threatening her with torture and violence if his brother were to be arrested.
Because of this, he was also found guilty of intimidation of a witness. He has been sentenced to 27 months.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Smart, from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Sexual Exploitation Team, said: “These individuals specifically targeted two of the victims knowing they had a vulnerability which they could use to their advantage. They believed that through fear and intimidation they could prevent them from reporting the offences to the authorities.”
Winskill attempted to rape and sexually assault a third victim at a party in Hillingdon when she was 14 years old and he was 15.
A 16-year-old boy and two young men were also found guilty of being involved in the supply of cannabis as part of the same trial at Southwark Crown Court.
The youth received a 12-month youth rehabilitation order. He was also found guilty of being in contempt of court, but not guilty of one count of rape of a female under the age of 16.
Bradley Greeff, 20, of Sipson Road, West Drayton, received a 10-month sentence at a youth offenders institute for the cannabis charge, and 12 months for being in contempt of court. He was found not guilty of one count of rape of a female under the age of 16.
Ashley Lane, 20, of Rutters Close, West Drayton, was given an eight-month sentence suspended for two years for being involved in the supply of cannabis. He was found not guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child.