December 2016

Child rapist sentenced

A manipulative paedophile that raped a young schoolgirl has been sentenced

Ross Alan Penny, 37 years old of Critchill Road, Frome appeared at Taunton Crown Court where he was found guilty of the rape of a child aged under 13 years old.

The court was told that electrician Penny, had groomed the 12-year-old girl. He later raped the child.

Penny had denied the attack, which forced the victim to give evidence and to endure a trial. However, the jury saw through his lies and found him guilty.

Penny was sentenced to a total of ten years imprisonment

The judge handed him a sexual harm prevention order and told him that he must register as a sex offender for life