Man faces jail sentence for raping girl
A CHILD rapist is facing jail after being convicted of six attacks on a girl.Frank Haddock, 48, of London Road South, Lowestoft, had denied six counts of rape but was found guilty following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.
A CHILD rapist is facing jail after being convicted of six attacks on a girl.
Frank Haddock, 48, of London Road South, Lowestoft, had denied six counts of rape but was found guilty following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court. The girl was aged under 16 at the time of five of the six offences, the jury was told.
Following Haddock's conviction, he was released on bail until sentencing next month.
After the case, Suffolk police praised the victim's bravery and courage in bringing the matter to court.
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Det Con Matt Rogers, said: 'This vulnerable young woman found the courage to come forward to report this.
'Thanks to her bravery, the skill of specialist officers who initially interviewed her, and the gathering of further corroborative evidence, a guilty verdict has been secured. Both she and her family were exploited by this man. The simple account given by her reflected the truth of her testimony, which was supported by her family.
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'Haddock may have thought he had got away with what he had done.
'He has shown no remorse for what he put his victim through, tried to discredit her account in police interviews and appears to have felt protected by the fact his family has supported him.
'However, this case shows that victims will be believed by juries and that offenders will not go unpunished.'
The offences were investigated under Operation Gemini, under which specialist officers, such as Det Con Rogers, take responsibility for rape cases from the start to ensure that victims get the best possible support.