A man from Clacton has been jailed for nine and a half years for raping a young girl.
On September 23, 2015 Samuel Indradas, 21, of Old Road, Clacton, met a girl inside a shop where he worked.
He convinced her to go back to an address in Groom Park where he supplied alcohol and cannabis.
He then raped her.
Indradas was arrested the following day after the victim’s mother contacted police.
He was charged with rape of a female under the age of 13.
He denied the charges but was found guilty following a four day trial at Ipswich Crown Court in November last year.
Yesterday (Tuesday, January 10) he was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison with a further 12 months on extended licence.
He has also been put on the Sex Offenders Register and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Investigating officer, Pc Dianne Smith, said: “Samuel Indradas is a sexual predator who preyed on an innocent young girl.
“He supplied drink and drugs before taking advantage of her.
“He took her innocence and showed no remorse.
“Indradas is a danger to the public and I am glad he has been taken off our streets.
“I also want to praise the bravery and courage of the victim and her family throughout this investigation.”