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A man from Whitehaven man has been jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of five counts of rape and two indecent assaults on a schoolgirl.
David Townsley, 42, of Nursery Place, was arrested and initially denied the charges, but was later found guilty at Carlisle Crown Court.
In June 2011 the victim, who is now an adult, reported over two years of sexual abuse to the police.
She said it began when she was 12 years old.
Cumbria Police are asking victims of sexual abuse, who would like to speak to a specially trained officer, to contact them on 101.