Crime and Justice

Crime and criminal justice news from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Home » The North » North West » Cumbria Constabulary

Whitehaven Man Sentenced for Rape of 13-year-old.

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.”

If you wish to report a crime or speak to an officer about an incident, please contact Cumbria Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime

101 – The police non-emergency number

101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland – when it’s less urgent than a 999 call.
Find out more information about 101 by following this link.

Source: Cumbria Constabulary

Related Posts

 

Tags

, , ,

Archive

June 2016
MTWTFSS
« May Jul »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930 
Copyright © 2016 Crime and Justice – UK Crime News.

This is an archived version of Crime and Justice which is no longer updated. Visit the Facebook page for latest news.
Media enquiries should be made via UK News Media.