Man jailed 50 years after raping girl in Prescot

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Image caption Liverpool Crown Court heard Thomas Nulty raped the child in the early 1970s

A man who raped a six-year-old girl when he was a teenager has been jailed almost 50 years after the offence.

Thomas Nulty, 64, raped the child in the early 1970s in Prescot, Merseyside, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

The victim revealed her ordeal to police in April 2018.

Nulty denied rape but was convicted following a trial, and admitted five offences involving the sexual abuse of two other children. He has been jailed for seven years and six months.

Judge Gary Woodhall said he had taken into account that Nulty had been 16 years old at the time and “did not have family nurturing to understand boundaries and behaviour”.