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Whitehaven man Vincent Hudson jailed for 2001 rape of boy, 13

Vincent Hudson Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Vincent Hudson drugged the boy and raped him 15 years ago

A man has been jailed for raping a boy who visited his house to buy cannabis 15 years ago.

The 13-year-old victim told how he was drugged during the 2001 attack and left "absolutely tormented".

Vincent Hudson denied the offence but was convicted at Carlisle Crown Court.

The 55-year-old, of Loweswater Avenue, Whitehaven, was jailed for eight years and placed on the sex offenders' register for life.

The hearing heard the victim had tried to convince himself the rape did not happen.

He eventually told his mother before Hudson was charged in October 2015.

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