Man jailed at Lincoln Crown Court for raping 12-year-old brother

A man has been jailed for seven years for raping his 12-year-old brother.

The 23-year-old attacker, who cannot be named, admitted the crime at Lincoln Crown Court.

The court heard the attack happened at the family home in Lincolnshire in the summer of 2013.

Judge Michael Heath said he regarded the older brother as "dangerous". He will serve an extra three years on licence when he is released from prison.

The judge said: "I note with great concern that you told a psychologist that you had thoughts of raping your brother on a previous occasion but that you blocked them out using cannabis and alcohol."

The boys' parents were alerted by the noise of the attack but the defendant warned his brother he would be "beaten up if he told what had happened," the court heard.

Police were not called at the time but the rape was disclosed when police were called to an unrelated incident involving the family.

In mitigation the court was told the older brother had been physically and sexually abused for several years.

He admitted a charge of raping a boy aged under 13 and will be registered as a sex offender for life.