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Rapist jailed for 15 years

A 34-year-old rapist from South Norfolk is beginning a 15 year jail term.

Karl Shaw Credit: Norfolk Police

Karl Shaw was sentenced yesterday at Norwich Crown Court after being found guilty at an earlier trial in May of 12 counts of rape and one assault.

All of the offences took place in the South Norfolk area between January and October 2013 and involved one female victim.

Shaw showed a total disregard for his victim during the offences which were of a violent nature.

The victim had placed her trust in Shaw, which he repeatedly abused and she showed great courage in contacting us and giving evidence against him.

This sentence reflects the severity and serious nature of this case.

– Detective Sergeant Lee Diggins

Shaw was sentenced to 15 years in prison and will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register upon release.