Teen sentenced in St Albans rape case
By debbigg | Monday, January 09, 2012, 11:45
A teen has been sentenced for the rape of a woman in St Albans. The 14 year-old boy, who can't be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of the rape of a woman at Batchwood Hall nightclub in December last year.
Last Friday, 6th January 2012, he received a sentence of 30 months imprisonment for attacking the woman both inside and outside the nightclub on 5th December 20120.
Detective Inspector Steve Keating from the Sexual Offences Investigation Unit at Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City said: "Firstly I would like to commend the bravery of the victim for reporting the attacks and allowing us to bring this boy to justice.
"The offender targeted a vulnerable woman who had been separated from her friends and subjected her to a horrendous and terrifying ordeal.
"Crimes of this nature can have a lasting and detrimental effect on victims in so many ways. We understand if you have been subject to this type of crime it is not always easy to contact police. I hope that this sentence shows that we are committed to fully investigating crimes and bringing offenders to justice."
As well as being sentenced to serve time, the boy was issued with a Sex Offenders Prevention Order and instructed to sign the sex offenders register.