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Man sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for rape of child

Kim Preston successfully prosecuted Christopher Griffiths, aged 30, of Vernon Street, Bolton, was found guilty on Thursday (26/4) of two counts of rape of a child under 13, a count of assault of a child under 13 by penetration and a count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, following a four-day trial at Aylesbury Crown Court.

He was sentenced to a total of 20 years’ imprisonment at the same court at the hearing.

Griffiths committed the offences against a girl in High Wycombe between 2006 and 2010. The abuse was reported to Thames Valley Police in 2016.

Griffiths was charged in connection with the offences on 22 September last year.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Amy Fox, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based at Aylesbury police station, said: “The victim was subjected to horrific sexual abuse as a very young child, which has had a tremendous impact on her life.

“I would like to thank the victim for her courage, bravery and determination throughout the investigation, through to trial. It has been an extremely traumatic time for her and I hope that the verdict and the sentence given, brings her some faith in the criminal justice system and restores her trust in adults to protect her.

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