August 2021

Child rapist jailed after “horrific” abuse

A man who raped a teenager at least 30 times in a “horrific” ordeal lasting eight years has been jailed for 14 years.

Kenshiru Hylanda, 37, began sexually abusing the young girl in 2013 and his crimes only came to light after the victim became hysterical when speaking to someone she knew.

Hylanda was arrested and in interview admitted the offences and described how “lust” caused him to carry out the crimes, despite knowing the girl did not consent.

He later admitted a total of 11 charges, including causing a child to engage in sexual activity, four counts of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13, three counts of raping a child under the age of 13, two counts of rape and one count of attempted rape.

Hylanda, from Peterborough, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday (23 August) where he was handed 14 years in prison, with an extended eight years on licence.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely and handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to run until further order, which will monitor any future offending.