Man jailed for raping teenager

A man has been jailed for twelve years after raping a 15 year old girl at knifepoint.

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Police say teenager's sentence "reflects seriousness of crimes"

"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.

– Newcastle Area Commander Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert

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