September 2017

Rapist sentenced to eight years in prison following trial

A rapist has been sentenced to eight years in prison following a trial.

Alfie King, of Colchester Road, Halstead, was found guilty of rape last Friday following a trial at Norwich Crown Court.

The 22-year-old was sentenced on the same day and was given an eight-year prison term sentence.

King was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for an indefinite period.

The offence was committed on January 1 this year in Norwich.

The victim, who has life-long anonymity, was 16 years of age or older at the time of the attack.

King originally denied the charges, but was found guilty by a jury following a trial.