JAIL TERM INCREASED FOR CHILD RAPIST

JAIL TERM INCREASED FOR CHILD RAPIST

A child rapist had his jail term increased after an appeal against his sentence was rejected.

Martin Adams, 57, was convicted over a string of sordid sex attacks against a young girl who told police the sick paedophile had showed her “how to do things”.

The lorry driver had denied the assaults and branded his young victim a “liar” but he was found guilty and caged for 14 years in May 2014.

After deciding his arguments were hopeless from the start, top judges have now added four weeks onto his 14-year jail term, for wasting judicial time.

Mrs Justice Patterson told the Court of Appeal in London that Adams had put forward a wide range of “unarguable” complaints about his trial.

Adams had criticised both his own lawyers and the trial judge and claimed new evidence now backed his case that he was innocent.

Mrs Justice Patterson said: “We have no doubt that the convictions are perfectly safe.

“Given the lack of merit in the grounds, we have considered that we should make a loss of time order in the period of 28 days.”

The convictions, two for rape, two for causing a child to engage in sexual activity and one of causing a child to watch a sex act, were upheld.

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