October 24 2014 Latest news:
Story by: JOHN ELWORTHY
Friday, May 2, 2014
A man who repeatedly raped a 14-year-old girl has been jailed for 11 years.
David Dixon attacked the teenager on three separate occasions last summer then threatened her after he was arrested following a tip-off about the abuse.
Dixon, of Cross Street, Farcet, raped the girl in his caravan and a hut near to Crown Lakes after grooming her over several months. After he heard that police were investigating the claims, he tracked down the victim and pinned her against a wall, threatening her family if she spoke to police.
However, she found finally disclosed the abuse to a teacher at her school in September.
Dixon was arrested on September 18.
The 28-year-old had to be Tasered during the arrest after he refused to put down an axe he had been using to cut wood with and wielded it towards officers.
Dixon denied the charges but was convicted of three counts of rape, sexual activity with a child and common assault following a trial at Peterborough Crown Court.
He was also convicted of possessing a bladed article and witness intimidation after an incident in which he threatened a man connected to the case with a machete.
He was jailed for a total of 11 years today (Friday).
Detective Constable Mark Andrews said: “This is a case of a 28-year-old man targeting a vulnerable young girl and taking advantage of her.
“However, she has shown great bravery in coming forward to police and then giving evidence against him at court.
“Dixon is a deeply unpleasant man, who thinks nothing of using violence to get what he wants. We will not tolerate such behaviour and will seek to put such offenders before the courts.”