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Cadley rapist sentenced to jail five years after attacking woman

Posted on - 11th September, 2023 - 6:17pm | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Crime, Fulwood, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Paul Dixon
Paul Dixon

A Cadley man has been sentenced to jail five years after raping a woman.

Paul Dixon attacked his victim, a woman in her 50s, at an address in Preston in 2018 but due to his ill health and other delays has only just been sentenced.

The 55-year-old was found guilty in June and sentenced at Preston Crown Court today (Monday 11 September).

Dixon, of Old Orchard, Cadley, failed to appear for the hearing and was jailed for nine years in his absence.

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Det Sgt Jenny Cobham, of Preston CID, said: “I welcome today’s sentence, which I hope gives the victim in this case some sense that justice has been secured, albeit after such a long time.

“I would like to commend her bravery in seeing this case through the judicial process and I hope that her tenacity may give others the confidence to come forward and report any abuse they may have suffered safe in the knowledge that we will investigate professionally and sensitively, putting victims at the heart of everything we do.”

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