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venerdì 14 luglio 2017
Evil paedo jailed for raping little girl
A depraved paedophile from Plymouth who raped a little girl five times has been locked up.
Richard Holt, 56, was jailed for 20 years with a five-year extended licence and banned from any future contact with children when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.
Holt groomed and raped a nine-year-old girl, leaving the child with serious psychological damage.
Police have praised her bravery and said sex offenders will be brought to justice.
Detective Sergeant Simon Lee of South Devon Sexual Offences Investigation Team said "The sentence in this case is a reflection of the depraved nature of the crimes and the impact on the victim in this case.
"Although it will never be enough to repair the lifelong suffering Richard Holt caused his victim, I hope the outcome in this case shows other victims of sexual abuse that it is never too late to report to the police.
"We do all we can to bring offenders to justice and all we can to help victims to recover from the terrible impact of these crimes."
He said victims of historic abuse should still report crimes whenever it happened.
Holt told his victim she was his special girl and not tell anyone. She remained silent for a decade but in the meantime Holt was jailed after being caught with 60,000 child abuse images.
After his release from jail he contacted the victim again, claiming he wanted to apologise, but she was so upset she went to the police.
Holt, aged 56, now of Connaught Avenue, Plymouth but formerly from Torbay, admitted five offences of child rape, four of assault by penetration, sexual assault, inciting a child to sexual activity, sexual activity in the presence of a child, two of causing a child to look at sexual images, and breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).
Judge Erik Salomonsen told him: "This was appalling and remorseless abuse of a defenceless child in which there was nothing in which you did not attempt."