Whaplode man jailed for repeated rape of child

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A WHAPLODE man who repeatedly raped a young girl was today (Thurs) jailed for 19 years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Benjamin Rodgers was convicted by a jury of what was described as a campaign of rape against the child. He also later carried out further sex attacks on another young girl.

Rodgers (74), a former lorry driver, of Hagbeach Gate, was previously found guilty by a jury of three charges of rape and six charges of indecent assault committed against his two victims between 1973 and 2002.