17 years in jail for man who sexually and physically abused four-year-old stepdaughter

12:17 03 April 2014

Archant

A man who sexually and physically abused his four-year-old stepdaughter has been jailed for 17 years.

The 31-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, bit her, leaving a full bite mark to her arm, and sexually assaulted her, causing serious internal injuries.

The man pleaded guilty to inflicting the bite at Cambridge Crown Court but denied the sexual assault.

He was found guilty of both offences following a two-week trial, during which the victim was cross examined and he opted not to give evidence.

He was arrested in August last year when her mother sought medical help for her daughter.

The victim was removed from her mother and placed into care, during which time she made disclosures about how her ‘Daddy’ had hurt her.

Detective Constable Juliet Heald said: “This was a difficult investigation due to the young age of the victim and the gross breach of trust involved.

“The offender showed no remorse whatsoever throughout his interviews, not even when he admitted to the bite mark.

“My thoughts are with the victim and her mother who should have been able to trust the offender. The sentence reflects the extreme level of force used and the serious injuries he caused.”

0 comments

More news stories

Fire chiefs are today investigating the cause of a blaze at a former motor repair yard – where nine homes are planned- in Wisbech last night.

Yesterday, 14:49

Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery which happened in Outwell last week.

Yesterday, 16:42

Councillor Paul Bullen, UKIP leader, is putting a motion asking colleagues to reverse a council decision made in February to switch off or dim street lights throughout the county as a cost cutting measure.

Yesterday, 16:03

Residents of Wisbech have been praised by police for helping them to locate a 10-year-old boy who went missing in Wisbech this afternoon.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up