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A Whitehaven man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old boy.
He has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
Vincent Hudson, 55, of Loweswater Avenue was sentenced on June 20th 2016 at Carlisle Crown Court.
He was found guilty of the offence, which took place in 2001, at an earlier hearing.
Detective Constable Hayley Carson said:
“Justice has been served today thanks to the bravery and strength of the victim in being able to tell the story of what happened to him at the hands of Hudson.
“The attack occurred more than 15 years ago but continues to have a detrimental effect on the victim’s life. The actions of offenders like Hudson leave long lasting effects on their victims – vulnerable, innocent children. I hope that today’s sentence helps the victim in this case to move forward and regain some normality in life.
“It also serves as a warning to anyone else who thinks they can get away with such offences. Cumbria Constabulary will not stop in its drive to bring offenders to justice and I hope this outcome will help to encourage victims of serious sexual offences to have the confidence to come forward and report it, no matter how long ago the offence took place.”
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Source: Cumbria Constabulary
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