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Cambridgeshire child rapist is jailed for more than 13 years


By Adrian Curtis


Lea Bishop
Lea Bishop

Lea Bishop convicted of historic child rape and sexual abuse against a girl

A Cambourne man who admitted raping and sexually abusing a child has been sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison.

Lea Bishop, 41, of Bisley Crescent, Upper Cambourne, was arrested in July 2016 after allegations were made of historical sexual abuse against a girl.

Officers were told how the victim, who was 10-years-old when the abuse started, was raped and sexually assaulted by Bishop over a number of years.

Bishop admitted five counts of sexual assault of a girl under 13, one count of rape of a girl under 13 and one count of assaulting a girl under 13 by penetration.

On Thursday, June 21, he appeared at Cambridge Crown Court and was sentenced to three years for one count of sexual assault, five years each for the four other counts of sexual assault, 13 years and six months extended for five years on licence for rape and 11 years for the assault by penetration, all to run concurrently.

He has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely and made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) indefinitely.

DC Peter Church said: “I would like to thank the victim and her family for continuing to support the investigation which has taken almost two years.

“This sentence shows that even though it happened a long time ago, child abuse will not be tolerated. regardless of when it happened. We take all reports of sexual abuse seriously.”



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