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Teesside child rapist Peter Fincken jailed for public protection

Peter Fincken
Image caption Peter Fincken was a "significant risk to others", said Judge Tony Briggs

A man who raped an 11-year-old girl and groomed a 13-year-old on Facebook has been jailed for public protection.

Peter Fincken, 46, of Queen Street in Lazenby on Teesside, will serve a minimum of nine-and-a-half years before being considered for parole.

He was found guilty of six charges of raping the 11-year-old, three of sexual activity with the 13-year-old girl and two charges of abducting her.

He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

The offences against the girls happened between 2003 and July 2011.

On Thursday Fincken denied 16 offences of possessing indecent images of children and not guilty verdicts were entered after the Crown said it was not worth the public expense of having a trial.

'Warped and perverted'

Fincken had denied all of the offences.

Judge Tony Briggs said: "It's clear you have a warped and perverted interest in young girls, you have accessed internet sites, and it is perfectly plain that you are a manipulative and deviant personality with an urge to dominate.

"It is perfectly obvious that you were really quite an overpowering personality and a personality that youngsters would find difficult to resist.

"I have come to the conclusion that you are and will remain to be a danger to young girls, you continue to deny your guilt, and it is clear from a psychiatric report that there is no disposal of your case by a hospital order.

"You are an intelligent adult and I have no doubt at all that you were fully appreciative of what you were doing.

"I am satisfied that there is a significant risk to others of you committing further offences of this type."

The judge told Fincken, who previously lived in Hartlepool, that his eventual release would be considered by the Parole Board.

German-born Fincken's barrister Paul Reid said: "Mr Fincken knows that a sentence for public protection means that very few people who receive one are ever released."

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