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Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Cumbria child rape man jailed for 13 years

A Cumbrian man has been jailed for 13 years for a string of historic sex offences against a child.

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Robert Clark

Robert Clark, of Kirkbride, near Wigton, was found guilty of four counts of indecent assault on a girl under 14 and raping the girl when she was under 16.

The offences happened between September 26, 1982 and September 21, 1983.

Clark, 52, was convicted following a trial at Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough last month.

Clark was sentenced to 13 years in prison following the verdict.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

The prosecution against Clark was brought by the Crown Prosecution Service North East who worked with Durham police during the investigation.

A spokesman for the CPS North East told the News & Star after the verdict: “We are pleased with the sentence passed on Clark.

“Victims of such crimes can be assured that the CPS will work with police to build a robust case against those who have committed historic sexual offences.

“It is important that the victims of such crimes can see that justice has been served, so that they might gain a measure of closure on the traumatic events of their past.”

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