A Lincoln man who raped a young girl has been sentenced to 15 years in prison at Lincoln Crown Court.
Darren Lewis (37) of Newland Street West denied eight sexual offences, including rape, on the victim between 2009 and 2010.
A three-week trial in Lincoln Crown Court however convicted him to jail time, plus banned from working with children for life and given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.
Mitigating, Michael Cranmer-Brown stated that Lewis was a man of limited intelligence and had no previous sexual offences.
Judge Sean Morris, who passed the sentence, said that the lack of previous convictions meant he was handed a normal prison sentence rather than “dangerous offender” term.