Child rapist sentenced to 17 years in prison by Carlisle court
A Carlisle man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after admitting a series of sex offences, including six rapes, involving children.
William John Hope, aged 57, of no fixed address, must serve two thirds minimum of the term and be on licence for five years, a judge at Carlisle Crown Court ruled today.
Hope pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to six counts of rape, four of indecent assault against a child under 13 years and four charges of indecent assault when the victims were aged between eight and 16 years old.
After the sentencing hearing, DC Mark Singleton said: "Hope’s... read more
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