Man jailed for 17 years for raping child

Lee Ornstein, who has been jailed for 17 years for raping a child. Submitted by Norfolk Police

Lee Ornstein, who has been jailed for 17 years for raping a child. Submitted by Norfolk Police - Credit: Submitted by Norfolk Police

A 29-year-old has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, after admitting to the rape of a girl in the Great Yarmouth area.

Lee Ornstein, of Malew Street, Castletown, Isle of Man, was sentenced by Judge Holt at Norwich Crown Court, having admitted to four counts of raping a girl under the age of 13.

Ornstein was arrested by officers from Norfolk Constabulary's Child Abuse Investigation Unit in the Great Yarmouth area in January, following an allegation of abuse by the victim and her family.

The incidents took place in Great Yarmouth between June 1 and September 30, 2014, and despite denying all allegations put to him during police interview. Ornstein pleaded guilty to all four offences at Norwich Crown Court on July 11.

Detective Constable Holly Beevis of the CAIU, said: 'This was a terrible case which has had a profound impact on the victim and her family.


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'The bravery she has shown in speaking to police must be commended.

'We hope such a result will help to reassure victims that we will always investigate any allegations of sexual abuse thoroughly and as a consequence bring offenders to justice.'

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Ornstein was also placed indefinitely on the Sex Offenders Register.

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