These are ten of the most notorious child abusers from Buckinghamshire who are currently serving jail time for their despicable crimes. 

Among them is secondary school teacher Kandice Barber who was struck off from teaching after abusing a schoolboy.

Another thrown behind bars was 'disgusting' Jason Thick, from Marlow, who attacked a five-year-old girl on a train. 

All the depraved criminals mentioned below will ring in this New Year in prison after being brought to justice through the courts. 

Read their stories below. 

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Billy Byrne, Aylesbury

Byrne, who was 22-years-old at the time of when he was sentenced, was jailed in April 2015 after he was found in February of that year, for a string of numerous sex crimes which involved children.

Some of these offences included assaulting underage girls, inciting them to have sex with him, as well as having thousands of indecent images of children on his home computer.

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Byrne, who lived on Rowland Way, which is next to two education establishments in Aylesbury, was sentenced to 10-years behind bars, with a four-year extension to protect the public.

He is currently six years into his 14-year sentence.

Kandice Barber, Wendover

A crime that went national, secondary school teacher Kandice Barber was sentenced to six-years in prison in March 2021, after she was found guilty of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The felonies were committed in September 2018 when Barber put her mobile number in a 15-year-old boy’s phone.

She then started to send explicit content to the teenager which included topless photos as well as a video of her masturbating.

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They also met and had sex in a private field where she revealed to the teenager that she might have been pregnant, and she was unsure if the baby was the schoolboy’s or her husband's.

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Barber, who is now barred from working with children and vulnerable adults, demanded that the schoolboy delete the messages and block her number to remove any evidence.

Handing her sentence to Barber, Recorder Bal Dhaliwal, said: “All of these acts are tantamount to you grooming him and pulling him in, and with significant planning on your part.”

Russell Sheller, High Wycombe

Jailed in March 2019, Sheller of Acorn Close was given a 13-year sentence (eight in prison and five on license), after he admitted to numerous child sex offences.

These offences included the following:

  • One count of attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sexual offence
  • One count of attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act
  • Three counts of making indecent photographs of children
  • Six counts of distributing an indecent photo of a child
  • Two counts of causing sexual exploitation
  • A breach of sexual offences prevention order
  • A failure to comply with notification requirements

Bucks Free Press: Russell Sheller was jailed in 2019Russell Sheller was jailed in 2019

Some of the crimes took place between October and November 2018 where he attempted to meet a 13-year-old girl for penetrative sexual activity.

In June of that year, he caused the girl to send him several intimate photos, where he also made several hundreds of incident images of children.

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Detective Constable Petra Summers, of Thames Valley Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team, said: “Sheller admitted in his first interview with police that he had seen indecent images of children on the internet and that he had shared a few images with other adults on the internet.

“He denied in first interview to having chatted to children on the internet.”

He remains in prison.

Jason Thick, Marlow

Thick, is currently serving a nine-year sentence after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl on a moving train.

Thick, of Peacock Road in the town, grabbed the child, put her on his lap and began sexually abusing her, the judge heard at Aylesbury Crown Court in September 2019.

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The court then discovered that the predator took the girl off his lap whenever the train stopped at a station, allowed passengers to walk to their seats so he would not be seen, before picking her up and assaulting her when the train started to move.

Bucks Free Press: Jason Thick was described as a 'disgusting man' by the judgeJason Thick was described as a 'disgusting man' by the judge

Thick was jailed for two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 by penetration, was placed on the sex offenders' register, and was given a sexual harm prevention order.

During the trial in September 2019, Judge Francis Sheridan told him: “You are, without a shadow of a doubt, an offender of particular concern.

“You are a disgusting man actually, putting it bluntly.”

It was also revealed that Thick, when aged 26, had been convicted of having a sexual relationship with a girl under the age of 16.

The Aylesbury Child Sex Abuse Ring, Aylesbury

In a truly disturbing case, six men were jailed for a total of 82-and-a-half-years between them after they were found guilty of a range of numerous sex crimes against two young girls in Aylesbury.

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The six men: Mohammed Imran, Akbari Kahn, Arshad Jani, Vikram Singh, Asif Hussain, and Taimoor Kahn were all charged with multiple crimes, which included rape, conspiracy to rape, child prostitution, and administering a substance with intent.

Bucks Free Press: Clockwise from top left - Vikram Singh, Akbari Khan, Asif Hussain, Mohammed Imran, Taimoor Khan and Arshad Jani were all found guiltyClockwise from top left - Vikram Singh, Akbari Khan, Asif Hussain, Mohammed Imran, Taimoor Khan and Arshad Jani were all found guilty

In total:

  • Vikram Singh, of Cannock Road, Aylesbury, was found guilty of four counts of rape and one of administering a substance with intent – Jailed for 17-years.
  • Asif Hussain, of Hodge Lea, Milton Keynes, was convicted of three counts of rape – Jailed for 13-and-a-half years.
  • Arshad Jani, of Cousins Drive, Aylesbury, was found guilty of rape and conspiracy to rape – 13-and-a-half-years.
  • Mohammed Imran, of Springcliffe Street, Bradford, was convicted of three counts of rape, one count of conspiracy to rape, and one count of child prostitution – Jailed for 19-and-a-half years.
  • Akbari Khan, of Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, was found guilty of two counts of rape, one of administering a substance with intent and conspiracy to rape – Jailed for 16 years.
  • Taimoor Khan, of Highbridge Road, Aylesbury, was convicted of one count of sexual activity with a child – Jailed for three years.