Bristol

'Manipulative' rapist jailed for attack on teenager

Lewis Scott Image copyright Craig Evry
Image caption Lewis Scott will stay on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely

A "manipulative and dangerous" man who admitted raping a 15-year-old girl he met online has been jailed.

Bristol Crown Court heard Lewis Scott, 25, admit one count of rape against a child and two of sexual activity with a child, on Tuesday.

Scott, of Hallards Close, Bristol, also admitted assaulting a 21-year-old woman in the city.

He was sentenced to six years and three months and will stay on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

Scott met the Somerset teenager through a social networking website in 2010 when she was 14. He was 19 at the time.

Investigating officer PC Richard Grierson said he had taken "advantage of her young age and naivety to commit some truly horrible crimes". The attacks were reported to Avon and Somerset police four years later.

The 21-year-old victim reported being attacked in August 2014. Scott admitted assault causing actual bodily harm, assault and a breach of a restraining order.

PC Grierson said: "The pattern of behaviour demonstrated by Lewis Scott show him to be a manipulative and dangerous offender and I believe our communities are safer now he is behind bars.

"We believe there may be more victims out there, so I would encourage anyone who has been affected by this case to come forward."