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Pervert raped girl, 12

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:05 22 October 2010

CHRISTINE CUNNINGHAM

A pervert who raped a 12 year-old Norfolk schoolgirl while out on licence was last night back behind bars - and will not be released until he is no longer considered a danger to the public.

A pervert who raped a 12 year-old Norfolk schoolgirl while out on licence was last night back behind bars - and will not be released until he is no longer considered a danger to the public.

Reece Raphael, 21, was on early release from a two year sentence for a robbery he carried out in London when he raped the 12 year-old girl saying she was not to tell anyone otherwise he would go back to prison.

Norwich Crown Court heard that the victim still suffers nightmares about what happened.

Raphael of no fixed address admitted raping the victim.

Christopher Morgan prosecuting said that Raphael had been out drinking before he carried out the sex attack on the girl.

Mr Morgan said the girl said what happened made her feel sick.

“He asked if she had sex before and she said no she was too young.”

Mr Morgan said the girl was later to say how she had felt “really scared” and had tears running down her face during her ordeal.

The girl who lives near Downham Market did confide to her family and school about what happened and police were contacted about the matter. Raphael was later arrested at an address in London and at first had denied the offences although he later changed his plea and admitted raping the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Yesterday Mr Justice Calvert-Smith passed an indeterminate sentence for the “protection of the public” on Raphael which means that he will only be released when he is no longer considered a risk.

Mr Calvert-Smith said that he should not be considered for parole until he had served at least three years.

Raphael was also placed on the sex offenders register for life. He told Raphael that he was now well aware of how dreadful the offence was that he committed and said he had read a moving statement from the victim, “She suffers nightmares and other reactions from the offences you committed against her.”

William Carter, mitigating said that Raphael was still only 21.

“He has no previous convictions for sexual offences.”

He added: “He realises the effect it must have had and that is something he deeply regrets.”


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