A 13-year-old boy who repeatedly raped his nine year old sister has been given a 10 year sentence.
The boy raped his sister more than 50 times during a two year period only ending the attacks when he formed a sexual relationship with another girl.
He denied six charges of rape between 2008 and 2011 but was found guilty by a jury following a trial at Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday.
Recorder Gareth Evans QC told him “This was akin to a campaign of rape. This was an entrenched pattern of deviant behaviour.
“When you were 13 you began raping your own sister who was then aged just nine years old.
“You continued raping her on a regular basis at least once a fortnight until she was 11. You caused her physical and mental anguish which must have been obvious.
“Her innocence was taken away in the very place she should have found safe - her home.
“You callously used her for your own selfish needs. You made threats to her designed to stop her from telling people what was going on. That was sufficient to keep her quiet for a very long time. I have no doubt that you continued to rape your sister because you believed the threats had effectively silenced her.”
The Recorder said he would have imposed a 20 year sentence for similar offences committed by an adult and ordered the boy to serve 10 years in a young offenders’ institution.
The boy from South Lincolnshire denied six charges of rape but was convicted by a jury.
Matthew Lowe, prosecuting, said the offences were committed when the family lived in Essex before moving north.
“The complainant is his sister. Over a period of two years or so when she was aged nine to 11 he raped her on a regular basis.”
Strict restrictions on the reporting of such cases means we are unable to reveal where the defendant lives or any factors which may identify him or his victim.