Army cadet instructor jailed for 10 years for raping young girl
A trusted army cadet instructor who raped a young girl after climbing through her bedroom window has been jailed for 10 years.
Liam Smith, 23, was described by Judge Peter Armstrong as a manipulative man who had stolen the girl’s childhood, Teesside Crown Court heard.
Smith, of Oak Grove, Hartlepool, admitted:
Five charges of rape
Two charges of indecent assault of a child
One charge of inciting a child to commit sexual activity
One charge of grooming a child for sex.