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7 November 2017, 14:01 | Updated: 7 November 2017, 14:04
A man from Godmanchester, who raped and sexually abused a girl for more than ten years has been jailed.
At Peterborough Crown Court, Christopher Tucker, of Bascraft Way, has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape over a 13 year period between 2003 and 2016.
Tucker’s victim was only five when the assaults began. She disclosed the abuse to police in October 2016 and Tucker was arrested.
Mr Tucker has been sentenced to ten years jail, put on the Sex Offenders Register for life and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order indefinitely, preventing him from having any unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18.
The 71 year-old has also issued a restraining order preventing him contacting the victim.
Detective Constable Julie Ellison said:
“It took a great deal of courage for the victim to come forward after such a long period of abuse which had deeply affected her. I hope this sentence is able to give her some form of closure.
I would like to encourage others to report abuse, whether historical or current, to the police.”