August 2018

Man locked up for raping child

A man who raped a child has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Shaie John Forth, 19, formerly of Gorseway in Clipstone, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today (Friday 17 August 2018) following a five-day trial which started on 29 May 2018, where the jury returned majority guilty verdicts for four counts of child rape.

Forth was also acquitted of the rape of a 40-year-old woman during the same trial.

He was arrested following a report to police in May 2017. Investigations uncovered that a child had been subjected to the horrific abuse on a number of occasions when Forth was as young as 15.

Although Forth pleaded not guilty to the charges, prior to sentencing today, his defence spoke on his behalf where he acknowledged his wrong doing against the child and showed remorse saying that he was sorry for what happened and the affect that this had had on the victim.

As well as the prison sentence, he was also placed on the sex offenders register for life and will be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.