A man from Bradford has received a sentence today after being found guilty of 22 offences, which include rape, actual bodily harm, and threats to kill.

Dale Osborne, aged 43, was convicted by a jury on 13th February for nine counts of rape, six offences of actual bodily harm, one attempted rape, one sexual assault, three threats to kill, and two false imprisonments. These crimes were committed against three victims and occurred between 2002 and 2014.

Osborne appeared before Bradford Crown Court today (13/7) for the sentencing. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison. According to the terms, he will be eligible for release after serving at least two-thirds of his sentence. Additionally, a provision was made for Osborne as a Dangerous Offender, which means he must remain under license for an additional seven years once the 22-year custodial period ends.

Furthermore, Osborne has been subjected to a lifelong restraining order, preventing him from directly or indirectly contacting his three victims. He has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Detective Inspector Ian Cottrell of Bradford Safeguarding Team said; “Osborne is a danger to women and we welcome the significant sentence handed down to Osborne today.

“I would like to praise the victims for their patience and bravery. It has taken a long time to get to this point but I hope that they can get some comfort and justice in the sentence.

“I hope this sends a clear message to victims that you will be believed, and your case will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.

“All reports of sexual offences no matter how long time has passed will be thoroughly investigated.”