Adrian Rennie denied rape, attempted rape and two charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity but was convicted of all counts by a jury
A paedophile who raped and abused an eight-year-old girl FOUR TIMES in a single day has been jailed after she bravely wrote about it.
Adrian Rennie, 25, swore his young victim to secrecy but she eventually found the courage to tell a relative.
Now aged 12, the youngster then sent a letter to a judge describing the ‘unspeakable’ ordeal Rennie subjected her to.
A court heard vile Rennie went to her home and repeatedly abused her in the space of just one day.
Rennie, from York, denied rape, attempted rape and two charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity but was convicted of all counts by a jury.
He was jailed for ten years at York Crown Court by Judge Stephen Ashurst who condemned him as a “very serious offender”.
He told Rennie: “What you did to her has caused her very considerable suffering. It is plainly going to take her a long time to get over these events.”
Detective Constable Theresa Wright said: “Adrian Rennie has quite rightly been jailed for committing some truly unspeakable actions against a young child.
“The court process is difficult for anybody to deal with but is particularly difficult for young children.
“The victim has shown great courage throughout the proceedings.”
The judge said the offences had devastated people close to Rennie who found it difficult to understand why someone they saw as a friend and supported had behaved as he did.