Indefinite jail term for Deeping St James rapist

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A man who raped two teenage girls in his caravan has been given an indefinite jail sentence after a judge said he considered him to be “dangerous.”

Nineteen-year-old Brett Mason will have to serve a minimum of six years in prison before he is eligible for parole after Judge Michael Heath made him the subject of an indefinite sentence for public protection.

On Monday Lincoln Crown Court heard Mason raped the girls, both under 16, on separate occasions at his static caravan in Deeping St James.

Mason, who was aged 18 at the time of the attacks in March last year, denied the two charges of rape but was convicted by a jury after a five day trial in November.

The jury heard Mason’s first victim was interviewed by specially trained police officers after making a complaint to one of her teachers.

She described how Mason forced himself on her in the caravan after telling her: “When you give me what I want you can go.”

The girl, who cannot be named, later told police: “When I was being raped I was scared to shout out.”

The court was told Mason, who also admitted sexual activity with the first girl, raped his second victim less than a month later after being released on bail.

She described telling Mason to “get off” her and said she felt disgusted afterwards. A taxi driver who picked her up from Mason’s caravan later told police she appeared distressed.

Gordon Aspden, prosecuting, told the court she had made a victim impact statement. “She is still clearly upset by what happened,” Mr Aspden added.

Michael Rudd, mitigating, said Mason did not deliberately prey on young girls.

He said: “The age difference between him and his victims is not so great a disparity, he is not a 30-year-old man.

“There was no violence used. There was force, but it was limited. Neither of the young girls described high levels of force.”

Passing an indefinite sentence for public protection Judge Michael Heath told Mason he considered him to be dangerous.

Judge Heath said: “It has been said you are naive. I consider to you to be a devious and practised liar, you are certainly not daft.”

Mason was also disqualified from working with children and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.