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A man who claimed he was sleepwalking when he raped a 17 year old girl has been jailed for six years.
Zack Thompson maintained his defence for more than two years before finally admitting attacking his victim at a holiday resort in Portugal in 2009.
It's thought Thompson's case is the first in England where a defence of sleepwalking has been successfully challenged.
**"It's been an horrendous time for her. She's been through so much and it's been a long two years for her. Her life's been in effect on hold through it all. So with today's result hopefully she'll be able to move on with things a little bit more in the future. "
DC PAULA WINFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE POLICE
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A man from Newark who claimed he was sleepwalking when he raped a 17-year-old girl has been given a 6 year jail term.