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A man who was found guilty of two serious sexual offences has been jailed for eight years and nine months.
James Moorcroft, of Wigtoft, was convicted of two counts of rape when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court in August. He was found guilty by jury.
The 35-year-old’s victim was a person he met online.
Due to the tenacity and will of those involved with the investigation, Moorcroft was identified and arrested within hours of the offence.
He has now been brought to justice and was sentenced last week, Friday, 22 September after a two-year investigation.
“This was a lengthy investigation that has resulted in a positive outcome for the victim,” the officer in charge said.
“Although this crime will stay with the victim forever hopefully this will provide an element of closure for her.
“Credit must go to the victim for her courage and bravery shown during the investigation.
“I would also like to thank the supporting agencies involved - SARC at Spring Lodge were incredible in supporting the victim.”
If you’ve been the victim of rape or sexual assault, please report it to us as soon as possible.
Even if you’re not 100 per cent sure, we want to hear from you so that we can make sure you’re safe.
If you’re not ready to talk to the police just yet, that’s OK.
Follow this link here - Support for victims of rape and sexual assault | Lincolnshire Police (lincs.police.uk) to find out what other organisations can help and support you.
You can report a rape and sexual assault here - How to report rape and sexual assault | Lincolnshire Police (lincs.police.uk)
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