April 2018

Jailed for three years for rape of 11-year-old boy

A Nottingham man has been jailed for raping an 11-year-old boy.

Steven Edgar, 18, from Arnold, was jailed for three years when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing 

Edgar pleaded guilty to raping the boy between 26 and 27 December 2017.

His crimes were discovered when the victim’s mum heard him arguing with his elder brother, who gave her the victim’s mobile phone which contained intimate photos.

They included Edgar stood behind the young boy wearing nothing on the lower half of his body. Other photographs were of Edgar exposing himself.

The court heard that the victim told his mother he had been raped by Edgar while at Edgar’s home after they found the indecent images on the boy’s phone.

He told police he had been watching a film with Edgar on Boxing Day before he fell asleep.

When he woke up naked there were pictures on his phone. Edgar was on the other side of the bed naked.

During his police interview the victim said he had drank a bottle of cider and smoked some cannabis which Edgar had also given him.

He said he did not tell anyone he had been raped because Edgar threatened to beat him up if he did.

As well as his prison sentence Edgar was made subject of a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely.