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7 October 2013, 11:40
A man from Slough has been told he'll serve 12 years for the rape of a 14 year old girl.
Harjaskaran Singh, of Trelawney Avenue, Langley, Slough, pleaded guilty to the three charges including sexual grooming at Reading Crown Court on 26 July.
The 24 year old has been told he will serve a minimum of eight years, with an extended licence of four years. He will be placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for life.
This case relates to an incident on Saturday 13 April 2013 where after a period of grooming, Singh brought the girl to his house where he plied her with alcohol before sexually assaulting her. He fled the scene afterwards and was located in West London three days later.
Investigating officer Det Con James Heath said; "During these three days officers circulated Singh's image in the media and this led to the defendant being found in Southall, London. He had made efforts to change his appearance. He targeted this young girl when she was vulnerable and going through a very difficult time in her life. We are extremely grateful to the victim and her family who have showed great strength of character throughout the criminal justice process and it is down to them that we have been able to secure this conviction. We hope that the lengthy sentence given to Singh will help the family move on and rebuild their lives."