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Former Kidderminster man jailed for raping young girl
10:13am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
A FORMER Kidderminster man has been jailed for 12 years for raping a young girl.
Christopher Reynolds, 28, denied one charge of rape and two of sexual activity with a child, but was found guilty after a trial and sentenced at Worcester crown court on Friday.
Reynolds, of Throne Crescent, Rowley Regis, previously lived in Kidderminster, where the offences were committed.
The charges relate to a period in 2011 when the girl was 12 years old, although she told police it started when she was 11.
Detective Constable Claire Marsden of West Mercia Police said: “The offences came to light when the victim broke down at school.
“Reynolds put this young girl through a terrible ordeal and by maintaining his innocence, he then put her through the further trauma of having to give evidence at his trial.
“His actions have had a major impact upon her life, and will undoubtedly affect her in some ways for the rest of her life.
“However the lengthy sentence imposed demonstrates the seriousness with which the justice system views such offences and we hope she will draw some comfort from knowing he is off the streets for many years to come.”
Reynolds was also given an indefinite Sex Offenders Notice, meaning that upon his release from prison he will be required to register his details with the police.