Limavady abuser of homeless girl named

An anonymity order has been lifted on a man who subjected a homeless teenage girl to what a judge described as a depraved and humiliating period of sexual and physical abuse.

Rodney Joseph Campbell, 44, of Sperrin Road in Limavady, was jailed for 12 years earlier this month.

His name can be published because his victim waived her right to anonymity.

The abuse started in April 2006 when she was aged 15 and continued until December 2009.

Sentencing Campbell at Londonderry Crown Court, the judge said he had treated the teenager as his own personal plaything and had subjected her to gratuitous violence of the very worst type.

Campbell was also placed on the sex offenders register for life, and when released from jail he will be on an extended licence.

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