Nottinghamshire child rapist jailed for 20 years

Jonathon Arrington, 51
Jonathon Arrington, 51

A Nottinghamshire man has been jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of raping a child.

Jonathon Arrington, 51, formerly of Berridge Road East, Nottingham, was found guilty of three counts of rape and one count of attempted rape following a week-long trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

The court heard that he raped the child between 2015 and 2017.

As well as his prison sentence Arrington, who appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Monday, June 25) for sentencing, must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and was made subject of a lifetime sexual harm prevention order.

Speaking after his sentencing Detective Constable Natalie Stokes said: "The impact of this attack has been devastating for the survivor and her family but I hope the fact Arrington has now been locked up for a significant amount of time will give them some comfort.

"I hope it also gives encouragement to any other survivors of abuse that they can come forward and that we will investigate and seek justice for them. Nottinghamshire Police will take robust action against those who sexually abuse children, regardless of when the abuse took place, and we will do whatever we can to bring these offenders before the courts."