Devon

Ilfracombe man Mark Tippett admits raping teenager

A north Devon man has admitted seven charges of rape against a teenage girl committed over a three-year period.

Mark Tippett pleaded guilty to raping the teenager between 2004 and 2007.

Tippett, of Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Thursday at Exeter Crown Court.

Richard Crabb, defending Tippett, said the 43-year-old, who had no previous convictions, wanted to be sentenced as soon as possible.

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