A man from Luton has been sentenced to eight years for raping and sexually assaulting a young teenage girl.
Trevor Smith, 60, of no fixed abode, who lived in Luton at the time of the incident, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court today (Tuesday), to eight years for rape, and two years for sexual assault, to be served concurrently, after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing in July.
He was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and will be on the sex offenders register indefinitely.
On 19 December last year, Smith sexually assaulted and then raped the girl.
The victim reported the incident to a family member immediately and Smith was arrested shortly after.
In her personal statement the victim said: “The incident is so fresh in my mind, it is always there, like I live in that moment all the time.
“My education has suffered, I cannot concentrate and combined with the decline in my mental health, I have missed a lot of school. How this will affect me in the future is a concern to me. I really don’t want this to take away my chances to be successful.
“The only person to blame for all of this is him. He knew exactly what he was doing and needs to face the full consequences for his actions.”