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Rapist from Littlehampton jailed for six years

Rapist Mark Loten, 51, of Dorset Close, Littlehampton, has been jailed for six years for raping a woman in 1991

Rapist Mark Loten, 51, of Dorset Close, Littlehampton, has been jailed for six years for raping a woman in 1991

A RAPIST from Littlehampton has been jailed for six years for sexual offences against a woman 23 years ago.

Mark Loten, 51, now of Dorset Close, was found guilty at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (April 24), of two indecent assaults and the rape of a woman known to him at another address in Littlehampton in 1991.

He was sentenced to two years for one of the assaults, three years for the second assault and to six years for rape. All three sentences will run concurrently.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “This matter was only reported to us in 2012, but we carried out a thorough investigation and were able to help achieve justice for the victim even after all these years.

“It shows that we will always take such reports seriously no matter how long ago they happened. The victim was supported by ourselves and appropriate welfare and counselling through the case and her evidence was key in securing Loten’s conviction.”

 
 
 

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