THE courts have been busy so far this year locking up 'dangerous' paedophiles and sexual predators from Berkshire.

A variety of offenders were given jail time, with the News reporting on their cases at Reading Crown Court.

Dozens were put behind bars, but perhaps the worst to be sentenced are the sex offenders, paedophiles and rapists.

Their stories are not pleasant, but thanks to the excellent work of Thames Valley police forces, those responsible for these crimes are now behind bars.

Bracknell News:

Below is a list of the most noteworthy cases that saw paedophiles and sex predators jailed for various sex offences last month.

Roy Coxhead

Bracknell News:

“Dangerous” predator Coxhead was guilty for grooming two teenagers.

The paedophile from Erleigh Road, Reading was sent to prison for 20 years after targeting “vulnerable” boys with money, cigarettes, alcohol and cannabis before having oral sex and attempting to penetrate the first boy on multiple occasions.

Ian Phillips

Phillips of  Keepers Coombe, Bracknell, was given a six-month suspended prison sentence for his ‘offensive’ message and for possessing more than 50 indecent images of children and animals.

He avoided jail after the court found him guilty of texting a girl with 'special needs to tell her she was “sexy” and that he wanted to “kidnap her”.

READ MORE: Bracknell man who told girl he wanted to 'kidnap her' avoids jail

Judge Burgess sentenced Phillips to six months imprisonment for the five offences he pleaded guilty to, suspended for 18 months.

Alongside this, Phillips will have to undertake a range of rehabilitation courses designed to “prevent” him from offending again, the Judge said.

He was handed a sexual harm prevention order for seven years and a restraining order from the girl for five years.

Ashley Jenkins

Bracknell News:

Ashley Jenkins, of Ray Park Avenue within the town, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on January 18, where he received an extended sentence of 26 years – 18 of them to be served behind bars.

Jenkins pleaded guilty at a previous hearing on November 5 to four counts of rape of a child under 13, three counts of possession of an indecent photograph of a child, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, two counts of taking an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of making indecent photographs of children.

Shahmaan Ahmed

Ahmed, 28, of London, was found guilty of child sex offences following a police investigation by Thames Valley's Peodophile Online Investigation Team.

He was convicted after he travelled to Reading with the intention of raping two children aged eight and three.

Read about it here