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Rapists belong behind bars 'regardless of age'

Thu, 03 Dec 2015


Police on the Isle of Man say they will continue to work hard to bring rapists to justice - regardless of their age.

This week a 16-year-old boy was handed a three year custodial sentence after admitting raping a 14-year-old schoolgirl on wasteland in Douglas.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was told by a Deemster he'd committed a "grave offence" and had taken "full advantage" of the "paralytic" teen.

Detective constable Sam Cannell says the incident in June will continue to have a profound effect on the victim.

He says officers will always take this type of offence seriously saying victims are never to blame:

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