A man has been jailed for eight years
for raping a 13-year-old girl on her
way to school in Greater Manchester.
Paul Fenner, 26, of Hope Street, Astley,
Wigan, admitted the attack, which
happened at 08:00 BST on 18 June.
He was jailed at Liverpool Crown Court
and ordered to sign the sex offenders
register for life.
The court heard the victim was
approached in Wigan as she walked to
meet friends before school. She was
dragged to nearby wasteland and raped.
Det Insp Damian Simpson said after
sentencing: "This young girl suffered a
horrific attack at the hands of Fenner
and genuinely feared for her life during
her traumatic ordeal."
He added: "I hope Fenner's young victim
can today take some solace from seeing
him put behind bars for a long time for
what he did to her."
Elizabeth Reed, from the Crown
Prosecution Service, said: "Paul Fenner
subjected his young victim to a terrifying
ordeal as she walked to school.
"She has shown tremendous courage in
coming forward to the police and giving
Fenner was also banned from working
with children and vulnerable people for