July 2016

JAILED: Darwen sexual predator twice raped 12-year-old girl


A sexual predator formerly from Darwen who twice raped a 12-year-old girl has been jailed for nearly 10 years.

Luke Kennedy, 20, was also convicted of sexually assaulting the same child, who can not be named for legal reasons.

Preston Crown Court heard how all the offences happened between February and April this year.

Kennedy, of Preston was jailed for nine years and four months for the rapes and must also serve an extended parole period of five years.

For each of the sexual assaults Judge Stuart Baker sentenced Kennedy to four years imprisonment, to be served concurrently.

Kennedy was also made the subject of a restraining order, banning him from directly or indirectly contacting his victim.

He was also placed on the Sex Offender’s Register indefinitely and put on the Disclosure and Barring list indefinitely.