May 2018

Peterborough man jailed for 22 years for series of ‘horrific’ child rapes

A man from Peterborough has been jailed for more than two decades after being found guilty of nine counts of rape against a young girl.

Razzaq Latif, 32, of Welland Road in Peterborough, was arrested in February last year (2017) after the allegations were made while officers were investigating a separate matter.

Peterborough Crown Court heard how Latif raped the girl over five years, starting when she was just six years old.

He denied nine charged of rape of a child under 13, but was found guilty of all counts following an eight-day trial in March.

Yesterday afternoon (Thursday, May 3) he was sentenced to 22 years for each of the nine charges, all to run concurrently.

He was also made subject of an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO), a restraining order against his victim indefinitely, and placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.