Huntingdon man jailed for raping girl under thirteen

A man who raped a young girl he should have been looking after has been jailed for 17 years.

Jacob Heranwa was jailed for 17 years. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

Jacob Heranwa, 49, of Bernard Close, Huntingdon abused a position of trust with the victim, who was under 13, raping her three times.

He denied the crimes but was found guilty following a four-day trial at Peterborough Crown Court.

Police said the girl, as well as her family, showed incredible bravery throughout the trial.

Heranwa abused a vulnerable girl in his care, exploiting a position of trust. The victim should have been safe and yet he used the opportunity to commit serious offences against her.

He has not shown a shred of remorse for his actions, instead trying to apportion blame on the victim, and the sentence reflects that.

– DC Ruth Craig