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Eight year jail sentence for man who raped an 11-year-old girl

Shamol Miah had pleaded guilty to raping a child under the age of 13 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for raping an 11-year-old girl.

Shamol Miah, of Little Carter Lane in Mansfield, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on 29 January 2019 having pleaded guilty to raping a child under the age of 13.

Miah approached his victim in Mansfield town centre in May last year and they exchanged mobile numbers. They chatted briefly later that evening before he arranged to pick her up from her house at 4am. He then took her to a secluded location and raped her in his car.

It was reported to the police with the offender only being known as 'Adam' but officers were able to pin Miah to the offences as a result of CCTV enquiries, phone work and DNA evidence.

"Miah preyed on a very young and vulnerable girl and we are glad that he has been given a considerable prison sentence. I'd like to thank all of the officers who worked on this case, from the response officers who helped the victim tell us what had happened through to the investigation and digital teams.

"But most importantly I'd like to thank the victim and her family, for seeing this case through court and helping us to ensure that Miah is unable to harm anyone else in this way.

"No child should suffer sexual abuse and we encourage anyone with any concerns to come forward and report it to us on 101 so we can continue to protect the children of Nottinghamshire."

– Detective Inspector Jamie Hill

As well as the prison sentence, he was also given a ten-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offender's register for life.

Man sought over rape of 15-year-old girl

A "black man with a London accent" is being sought in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Longley Park, Sheffield, last month.

The teenager was assaulted by the man on Wednesday 1 July, a day which many people may remember as the hottest day of the year. It happened at around 7.30pm. The offender is described as a black man with a London accent and short black hair. He is around 6ft 1ins tall, of slim build, and wore a black top with black Bench jeans.

"We have a team of officers dedicated to working on this inquiry and are committed to finding the person responsible. The attack happened in the early evening and it would still have been daylight on a day that was the hottest day of the year by some margin. I am hoping that this will jog someone's memory as I am confident that someone will have seen something that could assist with our enquiry. "The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers during this difficult time. Such attacks are thankfully rare and I'd urge anyone with information to come forward to tell us what you know."

– Detective Inspector Steve Ashmore

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 143 of 18 July 2015.


Fugitive rapist held in France

George Doulat Credit: West Yorkshire Police

A convicted rapist who went on the run to avoid jail has been arrested in France. George Doulat, 56, of Pasture Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, was sentenced in his absence to 10 years in prison for raping a teenager.

He was also convicted of attempted rape and sexual assault against the same woman, who was 19 when he committed the offences in Bradford.

Bradford Crown Court issued a warrant for Doulat's arrest when he failed to attend court last week after he was found guilty in his absence.

Police launched a manhunt and told members of the public not to approach Doulat.

West Yorkshire Police spokesman said today: "He was detained by French authorities in Calais last night."

The spokesman said Doulat would be brought before a French court but it was not yet known when he will be returned to Britain.

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