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Teenage rapist attacked boy eight days after judge spared him custody over another rape

A teenage sex attacker kidnapped and raped a five-year-old boy eight days after a judge spared him custody for another rape, it has emerged. By Richard Edwards, Crime Correspondent Published: 2:01PM GMT 11 Nov 2009 The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a three-year community order in June for the rape of a seven year-old boy in Tameside. The original sentence handed down by Judge Adrian Smith provoked an outcry from the police and the Crown Prosecution Service and a legal challenge. Related Articles ‘Gang rape’ term banned by Scotland Yard Use of cautions and fixed-penalty notices to be reviewed, Jack Straw says Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court heard that just eight days later the boy committed an “appalling offence” against the five year-old boy, who he lured to his home and abused. The sex attacker was arrested again and pleaded guilty to rape and child abduction. He has been given an indeterminate sentence for public protection. Judge Peter Lakin took the unusual step of revoking the original community sentence and said he had no hesitation in branding the teenage rapist a danger to society. “The offences you have committed are deeply disturbing and very serious. “You are a devious and manipulative young man with an unhealthy and completely unacceptable sexual interest in young boys. “It is likely you will not be released for some very considerable period of time.” Judge Lakin said of the attack on the five-year-old boy: “You lured him to your home and once inside, in a planned and calculated way, you cynically took advantage of this young boy. “You took away his innocence. What you did has had a devastating effect upon the boy and his family.” The judge said the assault had caused serious psychological trauma to the victim, who had “regressed” emotionally and had to undergo an HIV test. He said it was “highly unusual” for a court to categorise a 16-year-old offender as a danger to the public but in this case it was merited. “I have to say I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in reaching the conclusion that you are indeed a dangerous offender.” The youngster was sentenced to three years four months but with time already spent in custody taken into consideration he will serve two years, 359 days before he is assessed as being safe enough to release back into the community. Judge Lakin revoked the community rehabilitation order passed by Judge Adrian Smith eight days before the defendant carried out the second attack. He was resentenced for the two earlier offences of rape and causing a child to engage in sexual activity and again given a minimum of two years, 359 days as a minimum term before parole. He was also banned from working with children and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

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