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A man has been sentenced to 8 years 9 months in prison having been found guilty of a sexual offence against a child.
At St Albans Crown Court on Monday 22 May, a jury found Shakir Rahman, aged 46, of Creighton Avenue, St Albans, guilty of the rape of a child under 13 years old.
On Wednesday 12 July, Rahman was sentenced to 8 years 9 months in prison with an extended 12 months on licence.
The court heard how in June 2018, the victim, who was aged just six years old at the time, was raped by Rahman in St Albans.
Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Zoe Maddison, said: “I’d like to thank the victim and her family for their bravery in supporting this investigation throughout.
“Their strength in reporting this incident has resulted in a dangerous man being put behind bars.
“We take all reports of sexual assault seriously, no matter how long ago they took place, and do all we can to bring offenders to justice.”
If you suspect a person of carrying out child sexual offences, or think someone you know has been a victim, visit our How to report possible child abuse web page or call our non-emergency number 101. If someone is in immediate danger of harm, please dial 999.
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