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17 year old boy raped two 15 year old girls at knifepoint in Nottingham.
Because he's 17 - the boy can't be identified - he admitted the attack which happened last September - as well as jail he's going on the sex offenders register for life
He had been drinking alcohol when the girls arrived at his home at around 9pm to go to a party. He later produced a large kitchen knife and assaulted one of the girls, head butting her to her forehead and punching her in the face.
The teen then carried out a prolonged sex attack against both girls. After the assault, he initially refused to let his victims go but later allowed them to leave. They fled and raised the alarm and their attacker was arrested soon after. He made a full admission to police about what he had done.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today (Monday 23 January).On release, he will be the subject of an extended license for five years, where he will be monitored by police and probation. He will also be placed on the sex offenders register for life and will never be allowed to work with children.
DC Gary Dodd, who led the investigation, said the case is one of the most difficult he's dealt with in his 22-year career. He said: "The boy had befriended the girls about two weeks before the attack happened. He got them up to his flat and tried to ply them with alcohol. When one of the girls spurned his advances, he became angry and went to the kitchen, picked up a kitchen knife and flipped. The girls were absolutely terrified. I have interviewed hundreds of criminals and sex offenders in my police career, and the interview with this offender was possibly the most difficult. It was hard to listen to him talk openly in detail about what he had done to them"
"They were put through a horrific ordeal and have dealt with the nightmare with admirable courage. They are still coming to terms with what happened but I hope that their attacker's conviction offers them at least some comfort and closure.I also hope it sends a message to other victims of rape or sexual assault out there that police will do everything within their powers to secure a conviction and they will be supported throughout the entire process."
"I also hope it sends a very clear message to other sex offenders that their crimes will not go unpunished. Their actions can destroy lives and have a catastrophic impact on the victims - this sort behavior simply will not be tolerated in Nottinghamshire."
Victims of rape or sexual assault can access support and advice at the Topaz Centre (Nottinghamshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre), by calling 0845 600 15 88 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively they can call Nottingham Rape Crisis on 0115 9410440.