Jailed – Depraved pervert repeatedly raped schoolgirl
A depraved pervert repeatedly raped a schoolgirl – even leaving the child with a sexually transmitted infection.
Vile Gary Spencer has been jailed for a predatory campaign that lasted 12 months.
His victim’s family today slammed the abuser for ‘stealing the young girl’s childhood’.
Liverpool Crown Court heard Spencer targeted the girl then threatened her in a bid to keep his crimes secret.
His attacks, which escalated in seriousness, took place in south Liverpool several years ago.
The 24-year-old, of Lapwing Grove in Runcorn, was convicted of five offences involving rape and sexual assault.
He was caught when the girl plucked up the courage to reveal her ordeal to relatives in 2017.
Today he was jailed for 12 years after the court heard a victim personal statement detailing the impact his horrific attacks had on the child.
The victim’s dad said the sentence would offer closure to his daughter but that he would never be able to forgive Spencer.
Accusing the rapist of “stealing his daughter’s childhood,” he said: “Her life now is so traumatic, she’s having so much trouble in school. It’s wrecked the whole family, it’s devastating.
“She’s on medication, she’s on anti-depressants and she’s only a kid.
“I just can’t understand it, how he could do something like that to a girl?”
He added: “It’s changed her, she puts a mask on all of the time. She’s naughty but I can see behind it, she’s trying to be brave.
“She puts on a front but you can just see what’s going on.”
Judge Gary Woodhall, who ordered the defendant to serve an extra year on licence, said aggravating factors included transmitting a sexual infection to his victim.
He ordered him to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and imposed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years.