Child rape man jailed for 14 years
A PENRITH man who admitted raping a child was jailed for 14 years by a judge at Carlisle Crown Court today.
Simon Peter Turnbull (44), Fairhill Road, admitted during an earlier court appearance raping a girl under the age of 13, between 1st January and 31st July, 2018.
He also pleaded guilty to a second "multiple incident" charge relating to offences during the same period.
Turnbull admitted his crimes only after being questioned by police for a second time.
Judge Peter Davies said: "Your persistent and disgusting course of conduct was committed for your own sexual gratifications. No thought was given for the welfare of the girl."
In addition to the 14-year jail term, Turnbull must sign the sex offenders' register indefinitely.
He must serve at least half the 14-year term in custody.