Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

15 Years for Rape of Girls

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

15 Years for Rape of Girls

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Byline: MIKE BLACKBURN

A STOCKTON man who raped and sexually abused three young girls after giving them alcohol has been jailed for 15 years.

Mark Patrick Henderson continually refused to accept his guilt in the matter after the allegations came to light, in December 2009, Durham Crown Court was told.

The 49-year-old only began to make admissions on the day of his scheduled trial last month.

Julie Clemitson, prosecuting, said each of his victims had to brace themselves to come to court to give evidence, while one witness was even flown from the US for the trial.

But over the course of two days, Henderson finally admitted a total of 11 charges, including three of rape, indecency with a child and indecent assault.

Henderson, of Bishopton Lane, Stockton, but previously from north-west Durham, was brought back to court for sentence last week.

Aspects of the victim impact statements were outlined to the hearing, reflecting the long-lasting effect his abuse has had on his victims. …

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