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Ingol man jailed for rape and sexual assault of teenage girl

Posted on - 15th November, 2013 - 7:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Ingol, News
Robert Weir

Robert Weir

A man from Ingol has been jailed for raping and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

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Robert Weir, 37, of Greenfield Way, Ingol, was sentenced to 12 years in prison following the trial at Preston Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual touching. The court heard how Weir groomed the victim over a period of time prior to the rape and sexual assault in 2012.

Det Sgt Steve Ryder said: “I am pleased with the jury’s decision to find Weir guilty of these offences and the lengthy sentence that has been given.

“I would like to reassure the community of Preston that offences of this type are uncommon and we will always do what we can to bring offenders to justice.

“As with all reports of sexual offences, specially trained officers have been working closely with the victim in this case and we have provided the appropriate support through our partner agencies.”

Weir was also put on the sex offenders’ register for life.

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