12-year-old girl uses Facebook to distract herself while being raped by 55-year-old manBy Mason White 11:54 AM August 19, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
A man pleaded guilty to raping a young girl.
55-year-old Charles Salter of the United Kingdom, groomed the girl and began sexually abusing her when she was only 12 years old, a court heard.
Prosecutor Patrick Palmer said that the girl logged into Facebook while being raped in an attempt to distract herself from her terrible ordeal.
Salter of Hull, admitted to 2 counts of raping a child under 13, two counts of sexual activity with a child, and one count of sexual activity with a child under 13.
On Monday, Salter was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
The Hull Crown Court heard that Salter had raped her on numerous occasion and threatened her so that she complied with his sick desires.
The girl finally had the courage to confide in a friend and the police were called.
In a victim impact statement, the young traumatized girl said: “I felt like I had nothing to live for because of what he was doing to me.”
During sentencing, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said that the girl is receiving counseling to help her with the trauma she suffered at the hands of Salter.