Teenager locked up for raping 15-year-old girl

A woman has described seeing a Lowestoft man being stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife. Picture

A woman has described seeing a Lowestoft man being stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A teenager who raped a schoolgirl after tying her up has been jailed for eight years.

Jason Bailey, of Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft, had denied raping and assaulting the 15-year-old girl on September 9 last year.

Following a trial, he was unanimously convicted by a jury at Ipswich Crown Court on January 14.

Sentencing Bailey on Friday morning (March 29), judge David Goodin described him as 'dangerous' and sentenced him to eight years detention in a young offenders' institution, as well as imposing an extended licence period of two years.

Bailey, 18, was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order and ordered to sign the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

Giving evidence during the trial, Bailey claimed he had consensual sex with the girl.


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He said they had been play fighting and she had touched his leg. He denied subsequently tying her up or holding a knife to her neck.

The court heard the victim had originally gone to the bedsit expecting to see a girl she had met on Facebook.

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