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Man jailed for 10 years for raping infant

A Horringer man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison over the rape of an infant.

Carl Cox, 33, appeared via video link at Ipswich Crown Court.

The court heard that Cox's offending was only discovered following the seizure of his phone as part of an unrelated investigation last year - and a number of images were discovered.

Ipswich Crown Court.
Ipswich Crown Court.

At a previous hearing Cox pleaded guilty to a count of rape following the discovery of the photographs. Cox maintained that the offence was carried out during a dissociative episode and he had no memory of the rape.

Sentencing him yesterday, Recorder Graham Huston said Cox's offending was 'so grave and heinous' that he posed an ongoing risk to the public at large, especially children.

The recorder rejected Cox's account as 'false' and said he had only entered a plea due to the overwhelming evidence against him.

He said: "In my assessment, he is at high risk of re-offending at any time."

Cox was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with an extended period of five years on licence.

He is to be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.