A MAN who sexually abused a teenage girl in Cambridgeshire more than a decade ago has been jailed for eight years. Leslie Day, 48, raped the victim when she was just 13 at an address in March, in the 1990s.
He also sexually assaulted her several times. The victim came forward to police last year, after telling a friend what had happened. Day, who was living in Kilkenny, Ireland, was arrested in February and extradited back to Cambridgeshire.
He pleaded guilty to rape, attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and gross indecency with a child at Cambridge Crown Court. Judge Anthony Bate recommended Day be deported back to Ireland after he has served his sentence.
Detective Constable Natalie Bottom, who investigated, said: "The victim showed great bravery in coming forward after such a long time in order to bring her abuser to justice.
"This case shows that even after many years, we are still able to successfully prosecute offenders.
"People who have committed historic offences should be warned that they face a knock on the door from police."
A man from Northampton has been jailed after he raped and assaulted a women, who was walking alone close to the the town centre. 36 year old Gintas Burinskas, of Victoria Road, was sentenced to ten years in prison after admitting the charges at Northampton Crown Court.
Detectives have paid tribute to the victim who, they said, showed "tremendous courage" throughout the trial.
A man from Cambridge has been jailed for three years after being convicted of raping a young boy when he was a teenager. 29-year-old Gavin Randall of Kingsway, Cambridge, abused the boy at an address in the city at some point between 1998 and 2001.
The boy, who was about 10 at the time of the offence, went to police in September 2011 to report the assault.
Police are appealing for information after a 24-year-old woman reported being raped in an alleyway at Upper Brook Street in Ipswich.
The woman was waiting for friends outside a public house in Upper Brook Street around 11.30pm on Friday 21 December and became engaged in conversation with a man, described as black, in his late 20s to 30s, of muscular build, around 5ft 9ins tall, with short black Afro hair and a moustache.
They then walked together in the direction of Sainsburys and went into the alleyway where the man raped the 24-year-old. He then left towards the Cox Lane car park where he got into a small car which then drove away.
A man has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years after raping a woman in Milton Keynes.
Anthony Newell, 35, from Hansworth, Birmingham, was sentenced at the Old Bailey yesterday.
Newell raped a 34-year-old woman twice at a property in the Coffee Hall area on 23rd April last year.
Det Con Liz Batchelor, from Bletchley police station, said:
“She (the victim) was put through a horrendous ordeal in a place where she should have been safe. I hope that this sentence provides her with some closure and allows her to get on with the rest of her life.”