Northampton Child Rapist Jailed

12 December 2018, 16:16 | Updated: 12 December 2018, 16:18

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A 55 year-old man has been jailed for 12 years for sexually abusing a girl in Northampton, more than two decades ago.

Alexander Taylor, now of Horncliffe Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, has been sentenced following a week-long trial at Northampton Crown Court where he was found guilty of two counts of rape, three indecent assaults and a further allegation of gross indecency.

The court was told the offences happened in the mid-1990s.

The judge also ordered that Taylor be placed on the Sex Offenders' Register indefinitely.

DC Mark Allbright from Northamptonshire Police’s Child Protection Team, said:

"Taylor is a predatory paedophile who sexually abused his victim over a two-year period and the sentence handed down by the court reflects the gravity of his crimes.

We are reassured that now Taylor has been locked up he is no longer a danger to children. I hope the victim, who has shown great courage throughout this investigation, can now start to rebuild her life.

Northamptonshire Police will always investigate allegations of rape and encourage anybody who has been a victim of this abhorrent crime, however long ago it happened, to contact us on 101.”