A Lynn man has been jailed for 18 years this afternoon for raping a young girl.
Paul Reed, 54, of Brockley Green, Fairstead, Lynn, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court after a jury convicted him on three charges of rape and two of indecent assault in April.
He was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, to run concurrently, on the indecent assault charges.
The case related to a girl, now a woman in her late 20s, who Reed abused for several years until she was 15.
Passing sentence, the Recorder of Norwich, Judge Stephen Holt, told Reed: “You have devastated her life and she will continue to suffer severe psychological harm.”