A man who subjected a young girl to an "abhorrent" campaign of sexual abuse and rape which started when she was just five years old has been jailed for 18 years.

Terry Dennis Judd, 37, of Farnborough Road, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday, September 28, after being found guilty of 12 counts of rape of a child under 13 and one count of assault by penetration of a child under 13 after the conclusion of his trial on June 21.

As well as the 18-year prison sentence, court orders have been put in place to protect the public upon his future release.

Judd also pleaded guilty to a further count of rape of a child under 13 at an earlier hearing.

The court heard how the survivor was just five years old when Judd began sexually abusing her.

The survivor came forward and told her mother about the sexual abuse she was suffering in July 2022. Her mother reported the allegations to police and Judd was arrested the following day.

The Farnborough man was later charged with a total of 13 counts of rape of a child under 13. Eight of these were oral rape and the remaining five anal rape, with one further charge of assault of a child under 13 by digital penetration of the vagina.

Judd plead guilty to one of the oral rape charges, the rest he was found guilty of by a jury.

He received an extended sentence of imprisonment comprising 18 years custody with a five year extended licence period concurrent on each count.

Ancillary orders include a Sexual Harm Prevention Order barring him from working with children, a police notification requirement and a restraining order all of which will remain in place until a further order.

Detective Constable Kiki Phillips, who investigated the case, said: “Firstly, I want to recognise the survivor’s strength of character and resilience throughout the investigation and court proceedings.

“She was under 10 years old when she summoned the courage to make a disclosure of the abuse she had suffered by Judd. Her bravery in giving such detailed evidence ensured Judd was sent to prison, unable to cause any further harm to children.

“Judd used his position of trust to groom the survivor over a span of several years, resulting in abhorrent systematic abuse that cannot be condoned.

“Now that he is in prison, I hope the survivor’s family will be able to move forward from this tremendously difficult period and that the survivor herself will fulfil her true potential in achieving all of her ambitions without Judd and his previous actions holding her back.”

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