May 2019

Predatory paedophile subjected child to series of ‘horrendous and sickening’ rapes

A predatory paedophile who subjected a child to a series of ‘horrendous and sickening’ rapes has been locked up.

Luiz Assuncao, 41, raped his victim – a child under the age of 13 – on 17 separate occasions.

When his brave victim told her mother about the abuse, she contacted the police.

But when Assuncao was arrested and questioned by detectives he repeatedly answered ‘no comment’ to all 166 questions put to him.

He eventually pleaded guilty to 17 counts of rape at a hearing at Bolton Crown Court in April.

Assuncao, of Drummond Square, Wigan, has today been jailed for 13 years and must sign the sex offenders register and be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for life.