Update: Parole hearing on 28th January, 2019

November 2012

Lancaster man jailed for raping four-year-old girl

A 21-year-old man from Lancashire has been jailed indefinitely after he admitted raping a four-year-old girl.

Police said Liam Ineson, of Ryelands Road, Lancaster, attacked the child between January and July this year, targeting her on a number of occasions

He pleaded guilty to the rape of a child aged under 13 and sexual activity with a child aged under 13 when he appeared at Preston Crown Court.

Speaking after sentencing, Det Sgt Simon Coates said: “Ineson preyed on a young girl and then tried to make her keep the abuse a secret.”

He added: “He is a dangerous individual and the indeterminate sentence means he should not be released from prison until experts are satisfied that he no longer poses a threat to our community.”

Ineson’s indeterminate sentence will not be reviewed for at least five years. 

He will have to serve at least five years and 348 days before his sentence is first reviewed by officials.