'Curious' teenager who raped six-year-old is jailed

A teenager who raped a six-year-old girl has been jailed for four and a half years.

Jay Wicek initially admitted raping the child in Grangemouth between March and May last year but then tried to deny the charge despite having already signed a plea.

The 16-year-old told police he had not intended to hurt the child but had been "curious".

His prison term will be followed by two years of supervision in the community.

Wicek, of Camelon, initially admitted the offence, and signed a plea after hearing an agreed narrative read out. He then later denied raping the girl, instead accepting he had sexually assaulted her.

However at the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lady Rae told him she had "no option" but to sentence him on the indictment as it stood, saying there was "no excuse" for his actions.

The girl's mother had noticed a change in her behaviour and she eventually told her what had happened, leading to Wicek's arrest.

Defence counsel Geoffrey Forbes said Wicek's upbringing was "chaotic and dysfunctional" and said he had shown remorse for what he had done.

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