A man is jailed for abducting and raping Essex girl
A man has been jailed for abducting a girl in Essex then taking her to a boat where he raped her.
The teenager had been walking along a Clacton road on 1 March when she was pushed into a white car.
Daniel Bramman, 36, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court having admitted rape, kidnap and abduction charges at an earlier hearing.
Bramman, of no fixed address, must serve a minimum of seven years and be on the sex offenders register for life.
Praise for victim
The girl was tied up and attacked on board the boat, before she was released three hours later in Pump Hill, St Osyth.
Senior investigating officer John Quinton, who has now retired from Essex Police, said: "This was a horrendous crime and Bramman put his young teenage victim through a terrifying experience.
"I want to praise her for the way she coped with her ordeal. With the support of her family she was able to provide police with very good detail about locations, places and times and descriptions.
"This enabled detectives to identify Bramman and make a quick arrest."