"This sentence reflects the seriousness of the crimes he committed and I hope it gives some closure to his victim.
"Rape is a hugely traumatic experience but we want people to know help is always available and we'd urge people to come forward and report it.
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A teenager told a court today (July 27) that he wrote about planning a violent attack at his former college so people would talk to him.
The summer holidays have got off to a very damp start. Heavy rain fell in parts of the region overnight and it's continued today.
The largest free event in the North East attracted almost a million people to the seafront at Roker and Seaburn.