A man who raped a girl in Colchester more than 40 years ago has been jailed for nine years and six months.
Norman Maddox, 64, of Southbank Road, Manchester, received eight years for rape, 18 months consecutive for causing actual bodily harm and 12 months concurrent for two counts of cruelty to a person aged under 16.
He was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday 27 September and the total conviction has taken into account the time he has already spent on court bail with conditions.
Maddox has been placed on the Sex Offender’s Register and an application has been made to make him subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. A hearing will determine whether this is successful in November.
Maddox was arrested in Manchester in July 2014. The initial investigation related to neglect that occurred in the 1980s and while investigating these matters the rape and actual bodily harm were reported.
Maddox was charged with the historic offences in May 2016.
Detective Inspector Lisa Norcott, of Essex Police’s Public Protection Investigations Team, said: “Maddox has been sent to prison for offences that occurred over four decades ago following some great work by officers from the North Child Abuse Investigation Team.
“We’ve worked tirelessly to build a case against him after receiving reports back in 2014 and last week a sexual predator was jailed.
“Maddox is a violent and cruel individual who thought he’d got away with his offences at a time when the world and policing was in a much different place. He will now face the consequences of his crimes locked in prison.
“We will always investigate any report made to us – be it just an hour ago or crimes that took place many, many decades ago and this case shows the lengths we go to in order to secure a sentence.”
Maddox was cleared of four offences of rape, five offences of indecent assault, one offence of assault causing actual bodily harm and five involving gross indecency.