North East Wales

Rhyl rapist Jonathan Baines jailed for 12 years

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A 27-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years after pleading guilty to the rape of a young girl in Denbighshire last month.

Jonathan Baines of Prestwich, Manchester, handed himself into police the day after the offence in Rhyl.

"I've come to report a crime I've done," he told Rhyl police station.

Baines was told he would serve seven years in prison, but when released would be on an extended period of licence for five years.

Caernarfon Crown Court recorder Jeremy Jenkins accepted he had a high degree of remorse.

Baines will remain on the sex offenders' list for life.