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A Dover lorry driver will celebrate his 56th birthday in two days... behind bars branded a child rapist.
Martin Adams denied five accusations of rape, sex abuse and making a child watch a pornographic movie.
But a jury at Canterbury Crown Court rejected his claims after hearing evidence from the victim and found him guilty of the sickening offences. Now Adams, of Tower Street, Tower Hamlets, has been jailed for 14 years.
Judge Heather Norton told him he had been found guilty after his victim had given a "clear account" of his vile abuse.
She had revealed how the pervert had forced his victim to watch a pornographic movie before he carried out a series of sex abuse.
And when detectives raided Adams' home they found a computer tower stashed in the loft.
Forensic examination also revealed how he had searched for sex images of "teens" – although his barrister Paul Jarvis said there had been no evidence found that they had been illegal.
Mr Jarvis said that despite the jury's unanimous verdicts, Adams still maintained his innocence and therefore had shown no remorse for the crimes on which he had been convicted.
Judge Norton ordered Adams to sign the Sex Offender's Register for life and ordered the computer to be destroyed.
He was also made subject to an indefinite Sex Offences Prevention Order, which means any computer he owns in the future will be subjected to police checks.
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