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Girl nine locked in cupboard full spiders so she’d be so scared he could rape her

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Sick and twisted Luke Driver locked a nine-year-old girl in a dark cupboard that was full of spiders so that she’d be so scared she would have sex with him.

Luke Driver who was aged 14 – 16 during the time of the abuse has admitted he orally raped the girl twice and sexually assaulted her on two occasions and then indicted her into sexual activity.

He kissed the girl on the lips and put his tongue in her mouth, he escalated his offending until he orally raped her and attempted to force full sex on her.

When the nine-year-old refused her admitted when she refused sex he wanted to lock her in an understairs cupboard because she was scared of the dark and it was full of spiders. Adding she would be so scared she would agree to what he asked.

Now 21, Driver was given a prison sentence of four years at Gloucester Crown Court today.

Judge Jamie Tabor QC told Driver that if he had been an adult when he committed the offences he would have received a sentence close to double figures.

‘The girl was still a child, unaware of the birds and bees, but frightened of you because on at least one occasion when she didn’t do what you wanted to do you locked her in a cupboard till she agreed,’ said the judge.

‘You were yourself at the time a troubled boy, immature, and I accept to some degree that this was sexual experimentation.

‘But you knew perfectly well that what you were doing was wrong and that it was particularly wicked to invite a young girl to do it.’

The case dates back to June 2009 and the abuse continued until May 2011 when the girl was aged just nine and ten.

The girl released a victim impact statement ‘I only realised it was really, really wrong when I started reading things in my mum’s magazines and other peoples’ experiences. I felt sick about it. It was disgusting, it was nasty.

‘I started smoking weed when I was about 12. It helped to calm me down and make me feel better.

‘In October 2015 I was depressed and ended up taking an overdose and almost died. I did it because I wanted to die and I hated life.’

In December the girl broke down to her mum and told her exactly what driver had been doing.

Driver, of Lysons Avenue, Gloucester, was jailed for four years.

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Man hunt as women attacked by stranger in London believed to be suffering mental health crisis

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Update: Arrested on suspension of attempted murder.

Police urgently want to speak to Joe Xuereb who is wanted after a stranger attacked two women, they are both fighting for their life.

Joe Xuereb must not be approached he is highly dangerous, after an unprovoked random attack on two women in the street.

The two women are fighting for their lives after being attacked in the street by a stranger, and Joe Xuereb is currently a suspect and wanted by police in relation to the incident.

Xuereb is believed to have been suffering from serious mental health issues and members of the public should not approach him he is aged 27 and from Greenwich, southeast London.

The women were targeted in a “horrific” attack in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich on Sunday.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find the victims, aged 30 and 64, suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.

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Dangerous prisoner fails to return after attending family funeral

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded.

34-year-old Aaron Johnson was reported missing to police at 11.15pm  last night, Friday 17 August,.

Johnson had been granted a special purpose temporary licence to attend a funeral yesterday but failed to return to the prison as arranged. He was last seen in West London.

Johnson is serving a 9 year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault.

He is described as black, 6 feet tall, of medium build, and had a beard. He was wearing a black jacket,  blue jeans, white t-shirt and trainers.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Aaron Johnson or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 480 of 17 August.

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Scott Findlay subjected young mother to harrowing sex attack & punched her while she cradled 6-week-old baby

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A MAN who raped a young mother and repeatedly punched her as she cradled a six-week-old baby in her arms has been jailed.

Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a “prolonged and harrowing” attack in front of her two young children.

Today, at York Crown Court, Judge Simon Hickey sent the 27-year-old, from Ferryhill, in County Durham, to prison for 15 years for offences including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

The court heard that the victim pleaded with Findlay, who was armed with a kitchen knife, for her children to be prevented from seeing the attack.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Katrina Meisuria, of Durham Constabulary’s Safeguarding Unit, praised the victim for her courage in giving evidence.

She said: “Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a prolonged, harrowing and violent attack in front of her two young children.

“It took great bravery by the victim to provide evidence at court reliving those events again.

“There is no doubt these crimes have had a life-changing effect on the victim and her children, but the conviction will provide the family with the opportunity to move forward”.

In a statement released through the police, the victim said: “This has been an extremely difficult time for me and my family.

“The incidents occurred only six weeks after the birth of my daughter who was in my arms as Scott Finlay repeatedly punched me about the head and my seven-year-old looked on in terror begging for him to stop hurting his mammy.

“No child should ever have to witness such an attack”.

She added: “My family and I are pleased with the outcome and relieved it is finally over and we can move forward to rebuilding our life”.

After a four-day trial at Durham Crown Court in May, a jury found Findlay guilty of three counts of rape, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

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