A DENTON man has been jailed for 13 years for the rape of a young girl.
Kade Billington, 22, of Mill Lane Denton, pleaded guilty at a previous hearing at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court to three counts of the rape of a girl under 13-years-old, one count of penetrative sexual activity with a girl under the age of 13, making indecent images of a child and possession of class A drugs (cocaine).
On Monday, July 8, Billington was sentenced to 13 years in prison and has been given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order. He will also be required to sign the sex offender register for life.
Detective Constable Mike Allen from GMP’s Operation Phoenix Tameside team said: “Billington met his victim when she was 12 years old at a party then pursued her online and via social media before luring her back to his house to engage in sexual activity.
“He knew how old his victim was, he was a man in his 20s, he has absolutely no excuse for his grossly inappropriate and predatory behaviour towards a child.
“Investigating officers searching through Billington’s computer found images which predated meeting his victim, which proved to us he is a true predator.
“I would like to commend the victim for her bravery. Billington will now spend the next 13 years in prison where he can no longer be a danger to children.
“I hope today’s result helps the victim try to move on from what must have been an incredibly traumatic experience.”
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, report it to the police or a support agency.
Call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.
Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500.
Survivors Manchester offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Contact 0161 236 2182.