Redruth man jailed for 14 years

A man has been sentenced following the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl at his home in Redruth on Monday 9 February 2015.

Stephen Webb, of Appin Gardens, was convicted of attempted rape and jailed for 14 years at Truro Crown Court on Thursday 18 August 2016.

The 35-year-old from Redruth was convicted for the attempted rape which took place in his own home in Redruth in February of last year. He received a 14 year sentence for his involvement in the offence.

Detective Constable Yvan Clarke, of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Abuse investigation Team (SODAIT), said: “The sentencing today of Stephen Webb represents a triumph for justice. He preyed on a vulnerable child, plied her with alcohol and then sexually assaulted her and attempted to rape her when she was unconscious.

“He lied to police throughout the investigation process and has shown no remorse, for this wicked, predatory crime. The young victim has been put through the ordeal of giving evidence and waiting for justice to take its course.

“I would like to thank all the witnesses and professionals involved in this case, which is a great example of the community and authorities working together to safeguard our neighbourhoods. We, as a police service, hope this positive outcome gives victims even more confidence to report sexual abuse that they have suffered.”

He will begin his sentence as of today.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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