Shropshire

Market Drayton man jailed for child rapes

A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping and sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13.

Gary Archer, from Clifford Road in Market Drayton, pleaded guilty to five counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault at an earlier hearing.

The attacks on the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, took place between July 2012 and April 2014.

The judge at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Friday said 28-year-old Archer had done a "terrible wrong".

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